Galerie Les filles du calvaire is delighted to announce Esther Teichmann’s exhibition On Sleeping and Drowning. The artist’s second solo show at the gallery combines painted backdrops, photographs and sculptures with filmic installations, offering us a fragmentary narrative of deep sensuality.
Esther Teichmann’s haunting photographs show the influence of German Romantism and cinema, on a practice that plays with conventions: “Rather than working directly from specific art historical references, I collect material from various sources, pinning them up in the studio. These bodies, their gestures and narrative potential, become loose references, which I then build upon.” Painting and photography merge into one. When ink and paint don’t drip directly on the print, they serve as its background. The tones and images are subtle, strange and impenetrable, opening up a dreamlike space of fantasy.