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I am a visual artist and animator from South Africa and the United States, currently based in London, where I am completing an MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art.

I construct poetic narratives and psychological self-portraits in the form of drawing, sculpture, installation and animated short films.

My recent work is an exploration of liminal objects, such as curtains, doors and walls, in relation to ideas of the self. These permeable membranes separate the real from the fictional, the internal from the external.

Fragmentation of the body is a recurring motif. Clay and paper figures crack and disintegrate; material embraces its inherent fragility, resulting in a self-driven collapse. The puppet body is a temporal and decaying thing, both stubbornly inanimate and uncannily human.


aliaschman@gmail.com