Untitled from Fractal Scars, Salt Water and Tears, 2012-2014
Within large scale photographic and film works of fragmented
bodies in hues of pale blues and liquid, inky blacks or staged
images within sweaty jungle undergrowth painted with psychadelic
dripping inks, Teichmann examines ideas of loss and an impossible
return, of grief and a sense of inherited home- sickness. Whether
bodies are submerged within thick viscuous liquid, cloaked by an
impenetrable darkness, or whether they float within wondrous
dislocated landscapes, turned away. Central to the work lies an
exploration of the origins of fantasy and desire and how these are
bound to experiences of loss and representation.
German-American artist Esther Teichmann (b. 1980) received an
MFA and PhD from the Royal College of Art. Primarily based in
London, she is senior lecturer at the London College of
Communication, visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art and
spent a year as guest professor at the California College of the
Arts in San Francisco.
Teichmann has both published and shown her work internationally.
In the last year, she participated in group exhibitions at the
Houston Centre of Photography and the Dong Gang Museum of
Photography in South Korea. Esther has been included in museum and
gallery group shows in London, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin,
Mannheim and Modena and has had solo exhibitions in the UK,
Australia, Germany, Ireland and Switzerland. Reviews,
interviews and portfolio features have appeared in ArtReview,
Bedeutung, Camera Austria, Capricious, Dazed & Confused, The
Guardian, Foam Magazine, Piktogram, Qvest Editions, Source, Time
Out, Wallpaper*, 032C amongst many others.