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, Esther Teichmann examines ideas of loss and an impossible return, of grief and a sense of inherited home-sickness.
German-American artist Esther Teichmann (b. 1980) received a Masters of Fine Art from the Royal College of Art in 2005. She continues to live and work in London where she is senior lecturer at the London College of Communication/UAL and Brighton University and is studying for a PhD by project at the RCA. Teichmann’s work has been exhibited and published internationally, with group shows in London, Los Angeles, Berlin and Modena and solo exhibitions in the UK, Australia, Germany and Switzerland. Reviews, interviews and portfolio features have appeared in ArtReview, Bedeutung, Camera Austria, Capricious, Dazed & Confused, The Guardian, Piktogram, Qvest Editions, Source, Time Out, and Wallpaper*.
Esther is launching her first self published artist’s book, Drinking Air, which interweaves several bodies of work spanning the last six years, punctuated by fragments of prose (produced in hardback, cloth bound, gold foiled limited editions which include a print).