My year began with a solo show at the India Art Fair in January presented by the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, and curated by Lyla Rao. The show was incredibly well received with press snippets including Huffington post, UK.
In February I was invited by Chart Gallery, Chelsea to contribute work for a group show titled GLUE – Contemporary Collage. February also saw a collaboration with photographer Nick Knight’s renowned initiative Showstudio.
March was an exciting month when Saatchi Art hosted a group show Spring Fever, which I was part of. My work adorned the exclusive Saatchi Suite in collaboration with Fritz Hansen.
In April my work got a little bit sexy with the brand Tiger of Sweden, who printed my work on luxurious men’s underwear.
In May I was the first artist on Saatchi Art to guest curate a collection – I choose to feature some of my favorite collage-based works. That month I also collaborated with Jigsaw and Shop at bluebird’s new store – Duke Emporium.
In June I won the Saatchi Art Showdown prize – The Body Electric judged by curator Rebecca Wilson and world-renowned artist Raffi Kalenderian. Raffi said: “I loved the colours and composition of Hormazd Narielwalla’s piece. The scale of the work also seemed perfect. When I read about his process of making collages and finding radical abstraction within antique tailoring patterns, sourced from a Parisian fashion magazine, I thought: “This is an artist after my own heart.”
I spent the summer working with creative developer Thomas Albohm to create this new website, launched in October. That month I was also appointed Artist-In-Residence for Frieze week at Hyatt Regency Churchill –London, where I created work utilising Winston Churchill’s tailoring patterns cut by tailors Henry Poole.
In November I partnered with print studio King & McGaw to launch a limited edition collection of prints sold via Easy Art. The collaboration also included a short film of my work, screened in 2000 London black cabs.
2014 has been an amazing year of shows, collaborations, gaining collectors, press, creating new work and securing long-term partnerships – Thanks to my supporters, friends, family and well wishers. Thank you all.
All my best for 2015!