Emma Thompson

My collection of works attempt to abstract the body from what we know as well as from ideas of beauty. By cutting up, reflecting, and digitally editing images of the female body, in a satirical or repulsing manner, I aim to challenge the qualities of traditional portraiture to highlight the elusiveness and ambiguity of surface appearances. Being influenced by the psychology of identity my works contain layers of images that distort or hide sections of another image, so the viewer never receives the full picture. My project also explores the subjects’ interaction with its reflection or distorted image of itself.