I'm lying in bed in cold Berlin - land of the lost in the era of panic. My mind swims in infinite content, an excess of distractions, unnamable frustrations, warring perspectives in the court of public opinion, unfocused reasoning, anxieties simmering. The world is gas-lighting me. I'm tired but I can't sleep. I'm thinking of my feelings. They stretch out in all directions. I’m spatially ambiguous.
Aroused sensations thunder in cumulous horizons. My brain is a cloud. I stare at myself out the window. I watch the thoughts pass, watch the sky paint its images. These are my visions. I see things. Things dissipate. My heart beats. I feel the rhythm, slow it. I think of you. Sleep. Let’s lie down here, in this cozy corner of our imagination. I want love to bloom from this awkwardly tended garden. I escape into visions, escape into fantasies. If only I could be somewhere else, the place I'm picturing ☁️🌥⛅️🌤
ReTramp Gallery is pleased to present a selected works by Keith Telfeyan. Through still and moving photographic images, Keith's visual practice circles around themes of soul-searching and the sublime. Sky, sea and architecture are prominent characters in his pictures, suggesting something like humankind's search for meaning in a mysterious universe. In w i s h h e r e w e r e y o u, Keith experiments with layout and patterns in a wry attempt for order - an exercise felt futile in a world so messy. This work is imbued with romance - a tender connection as salvation, perhaps. The exhibition takes place in the early winter of 2019, 18-27 of January, with a vernissage on Friday evening, the 18th.
KEITH TELFEYAN received an MFA in New York from Parsons the New School for Design in the field of Photography & Related Media. Time, space and perception are major themes throughout his work. Keith uses the camera to further a meditation practice, aiming at something like spiritual awareness. His sensibilities favor poetic simplicity through color, themes of natural order and minimalism. Keith was born and raised in California and currently lives in Berlin.