Hormazd Narielwalla is a London-based Indian artist who creates collages out of tailoring patterns. Freed from their function as templates for clothing, the patterns transform into exciting, abstract images of the human form. Hormazd’s flair for innovation puts his work at the cutting edge of craft…Show more art. We love the unique portraits and imaginative Picasso-like prints that Hormazd creates out of his materials.
Hormazd studied Fashion at the University of Westminster before pursuing a PhD in Fine Art at the University of Arts London. The artist’s first solo show was sponsored and exhibited by Sir Paul Smith in 2009. Since then Hormazd has won great critical acclaim, becoming an established presence in the worlds of academic and commercial art.
In 2011 the Crafts Council commissioned the artist to produce work for Block Party, a showcase dedicated to contemporary craft “inspired by the art of the tailor”. Hormazd has since received commissions from London’s Saatchi Gallery, Southbank Centre and the Royal Academy of Arts. The artist has won prizes for his work internationally, from the Saatchi Art Showdown Prize in Los Angeles (2013) to the Paupers Press Prize at Newcastle’s 2016 International Print Biennial. Hormazd has also been featured in various publications, including The Guardian, The New York Times, Vogue US, Glass Magazine and Dazed.Show less
"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. "
Anthony Fawcett - Rise Art Curator
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