© Esther Teichmann, Diptych, from the series Viscosity, 2005

© Esther Teichmann, Untitled, from the series Inward Bound, 2006

© Esther Teichmann, Untitled, from the series Inward Bound, 2006


“In her large-scale photographic works and video pieces Esther Teichmann examines the relationship of the self to the maternal body and to the body of the lover. Desire and fear of loss are subtly and yet powerfully evoked in these explorations of the visceral and expressive properties of the human physique and skin. (…)
Teichmann’s work is autobiographical in that she chooses for her subjects the members of her immediate family. In her works their (often naked) bodies are almost close enough to touch, yet are held at a distance by the inherent aspects of the photographic medium. Like the mother’s skin, seen by the infant as fragmented surface, and like the lover’s skin too close to focus upon, so the image demands that the spectators negotiate their relationship to it.”
Carol Mavor

More of Esther’s work can be seen here

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