From Oct 10-21st the latest work of Hormazd Geve Narielwalla, 'A Study on Anansi" will be presented at Paul Smith's furnishing gallery No 9 Albemarie Street, London W1. The work draws inspiration from two sorces: Saville Row tailoring patterns and traditional African Anansi tales to create a new body of work. THese patterns were the main inspiration for his first artist book "Dead Man's Patterns" produced in association with Saville Row military tailors Dege & Skinner.
For this work Narielwalla's uses scans, photography, his own sketches and digital composition to create a set of playful artworks that have a traditional look and appeal. Hormazd has been awarded an international scholarship to read a Doctorate in Philosophy at London College of Fashion and his main focus will be on pattern cutting as Art and he will work closely with the National Army museum researching the military pattrns. www.dege-skinner.co.uk
Creating bespoke clothes for the rich and powerful has made Saville Row iconic but in this evocative work Narielwalla is showing us tailoring patterns, as they have never been seen. The patterns are reinterpreted and resurrected; the lives of people measured through tailoring are brought back to life as works of art through even older tales from another world.