Emma Allen’s animated self-portrait “Ruby”
Emma Allen resides between Sri Lanka and London, where she was born and raised. She’s an internationally recognised artist that is entirely self-taught, and produces work in a broad range of different mediums.
She combines painting, body-painting, animation, sculpture, sewing and even light in her work. Despite such breadth her work has a clear focus on the human condition, and how it interacts with nature.
Her work “Ruby“, an animated self-portrait, explores the idea of rebirth and illustrates the transfer of energy from one incarnation to another. Allen painted this stop frame animation on herself for over 5 days.
Emma Allen is best known for her body-paint animation work which has been exhibited all over the world, received millions of views online, and press coverage in both print and online and featured as a TV news story in 12 countries.
Her work manages to combine critical acclaim with mainstream appeal, focusing on big issues and working with refugees, prisoners and charities.
Images courtesy of Emma Allen