View In Room
View In Room
Archival c-type print mounted onto aluminium
Edition of 15
Dimensions: 96cm (H) x 106cm (W) / 37.8" (H) x 41.7" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
73 x 83cm (unframed)
96 x 106cm (framed)
Based upon Carpaccio’s 'The Disputation of St. Stephen' (1514), Carpaccio's invented Venetian-influenced cityscape in the original work is juxtaposed with the 19th century Italian Concession in Tianjin, Hebei province. Created before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the piece is an exploration of former trade links and modern-day tourism in both places. The foreground setting shows the 16th century Palladian portico from the old monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice (now the Cini Foundation). Between the columns is a carefully choreographed portrait of Venice’s tourist industry, abuzz in pre-COVID days, while the backdrop features Marco Polo Square in Tianjin. Here, Chinese tourists flock to experience and pose in front of early 20th century Italian style architecture, a fascinating pastiche that comes with the patina a century bestows. Beyond, modern day Tianjin builds ever skyward, whilst a commercial flight passes overhead.
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Hometown: Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
Based in: Hastings, UK
Born in Jersey, Channel Islands, UK, Emily Allchurch first specialised in sculpture before developing her unique approach to reimagining historical artworks in a contemporary photo-collage style. She shows regularly across the UK and internationally, and is a frequent participant in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London, UK.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Tokaido Hiroshige Museum, Japan; Minneapolis Museum of Arts, USA; Museum of London, UK; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; States of Jersey, Channel Islands, UK and the Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada. Corporate collections include the Financial Conduct Authority, Unilever, Morgan Stanley, Schroders and Rathbones in London, Fidelity International in Tokyo, Gaw Capital and Link REIT in Hong Kong amongst many others.
Emily holds an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London and lives and works in Hastings, UK.
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