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Solitary Temple Hong Kong

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Solitary Temple Hong Kong

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Emily Allchurch

US$ 12,300

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2019

Transparency on bespoke led lightbox

Edition of 15

Dimensions: 120cm (H) x 64.4cm (W) x 5cm (D) / 47.2" (H) x 25.4" (W) x 2" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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120 x 64.4 x 5cm(framed)
112 x 56.4 cm (unframed)

Draws inspiration from Song Dynasty landscape painting, in particular Li Cheng’s 'A Solitary Temple amid Clearing Peaks' (c. 960) to present the more bucolic qualities of Hong Kong, which appear equally integral to its identity. 'Solitary Temple Hong Kong' explores the interplay between nature and manmade interventions in contemporary Hong Kong. The coastal inlet with traditional fishing huts and rocky walkways soon gives way to characteristic high-rise development, industry, set amongst impressive rising peaks, shrouded in a misty haze. Numerous routes - river, footbridge, pathway, road and cable car - help the traveller traverse the landscape, from the foreground coastline of Lamma Island, to the ‘Solitary Temple’ (Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery), and beyond, to the commercial and residential towers of Central, the hillside developments in the New Territories, up to the distant Lion Rock in Kowloon, and the Tian Tan Buddha in Lantau.

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Born: 1974

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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