Emily Allchurch (b. 1974), Towers of Babel (after Gandy), 2022
Archival C-type print mounted on 2mm dibond
142 x 93 cm
150 x 101 cm (Framed, ArtglassAR/UV)
Edition of 15 (+ 2 APs)
Also available as a lightbox
£8,000 plus any applicable taxes
Emily Allchurch, born 1974 in Jersey, Channel Islands, lives and works in Hastings, East Sussex. She trained as a sculptor, receiving a First Class (Hons.) degree in Fine Art from the Kent Institute of Art & Design–Canterbury in1996, and an MA from the Royal College of Art in 1999, where she began working with photography as a material. Since then, she has exhibited regularly in solo and group shows in the UK and internationally.
Allchurch uses photography and digital collage to reconstruct Old Master paintings and prints to create contemporary narratives. Her starting point is an intensive encounter with a city or place, to absorb an impression and gather a huge image library. From this resource, hundreds of photographs are selected and meticulously spliced together to create a seamless new ‘fictional’ space. Each artwork re-presents this journey, compressed into a single scene. The resulting photographic collages have a resonance with place, history and culture, and deal with the passage of time and the changes to a landscape, fusing contemporary life with a sense of history.
GBS Fine Art represents and works with some of the finest national and international contemporary artists. In September 2021, Giles Baker-Smith joined forces with Tracey Grace to open a beautiful gallery on the first floor of a listed Georgian townhouse overlooking Wells Cathedral in Somerset. With this new space, GBS Fine Art offers a platform for artists, who, irrespective of fad and fashion, produce work of clarity, accomplishment and resonance.