Dead Man's Patterns - Memento Mori Skull

by Hormazd Narielwalla

Sculpture - 20.0cm x 15.0cm x 16.0cm

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  • Anthony Fawcett

    Curator Anthony Fawcett says:

    "Narielwalla uses bespoke Savile Row tailoring patterns alongside their antiquarian and contemporary trade counterparts, to create aesthetically pleasing artworks that reference the past while being contemporary in style. His recent exhibitions and sales make this artist one to keep your eyes on over the coming years. "

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    • Narielwalla has been featured in Drapers, the New York Times, Dazed and Design Week
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  • Dead Man's Patterns - Memento Mori Skull

    A paper collage sculpture: Narielwalla makes collages from tailoring patterns. His Memento Mori series is made from discarded patterns of dead Savile Row customers. It is also the artist’s first three-dimensional series of collages. Each tailoring pattern is cut, bent, stapled and stuck to make unique three-dimensional form of a human skull. The skulls are presented reverentially in clear cases like preserved relics. Detritus from the making process of each skull litters the floor of its case

    Hormazd Narielwalla

    Tailoring and pattern-cutting are central to the work of Hormazd Narielwalla. He's become famous in the art and fashion worlds for his work with antique and contemporary paper patterns, which become cubist collages under his skilled hand.

    Narielwalla began his career at a Savile Row tailor called Dege & Skinner. They would discard bespoke patterns when a customer died. Without the individual body, the patterns were useless. Narielwalla became interested in this relationship between pattern and person, and produced an artist's book, Dead Man’s Patterns, which was acquired by the British…

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    20.0cm x 15.0cm x 16.0cm
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    brown paper, staples, super glue, acrylic box

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    • Fragile Sculpture measures 20x15x16 cm
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