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Emily Allchurch, born 1974, is a UK artist, living and working in London. She completed an MA at the Royal College of Art in 1999. She has since established an international reputation for her complex photographic images output as back lit transparency works.
About The Artist
Her works are in international, public and private collections including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Nouveau Musee National de Monaco, Financial Services Authority, Aspen Re Insurance, Galleria Parmeggiani and Charing Cross Hospital. Art fairs include the London Art Fair, Art London, Photo-London, ARTissima, Toronto Art Fair, Miami Beach and Korean International Art Fair.
Her latest series Tokyo Story (2011), pays homage to the Japanese printmaker Utagawa Hiroshige and his last great work One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (1856-58). Transposing his distinctive techniques of abstraction, vivid colouring and composition into photography, Allchurch’s recreations are a record of her own journey around Tokyo revealing a gentle social narrative for the city today.
Urban Chiaroscuro (2007), takes inspiration from Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s series of etchings Carceri d’Invenzione (Imaginary Prisons) c.1745-61. Allchurch uses her unique digital collage technique to explore ideas of social restriction, order and control, experienced today in the European cities of London, Rome and Paris. The series received international critical acclaim and was featured in Portfolio #47 and FMR White edition 2008 amongst many other publications.