Teichmann's practice takes us into an alternate orphic world, moving from beds to swamps and caves, from mother to lover, in search of a primordial return. Here, the photographic is loosened from its referent, slipping in and out of darkness, cloaked in dripping inks, bathed in subtle hues, evoking a liquid space of night.
Working across the still and moving image, sculpture and painting, Teichmann looks at the relationships between loss, desire and the imaginary. Blurring autobiography and fiction, narratives emerge from fragments.
Teichmann received an MA and PhD in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art and lives and works in London. In 2013 Esther was a guest professor at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Arts London, and visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art.
She shows and publishes her work internationally, recently collaborating with composer Deirdre Gribbin, and writer Carol Mavor for Teichmann's solo museum show Mondschwimmen at Zephyr Reiss Engelhorn- Museum, Mannheim Germany 2015. In January 2017 Transformer Station in Cleveland showed, Heavy the Sea, Teichmann's first solo US museum show.
Esther is currently working on a monograph of visual works, Fulmine, and a book of essays, Falling – On Loss, Desire and the Photographic, forthcoming by Stanley/ Barker.