Hormazd Narielwalla works across a number of artistic disciplines including printmaking, sculpture and artist’s books but he is best known for his intricate paper collages and assemblages, which are originated on the surfaces of antique, vintage and bespoke tailoring patterns.

Viewing the utilitarian, graphic templates as ‘beautiful abstractions of the human body, that carry with them not only an outline of a garment but also a representation of the individual that wore it’, he re-interprets the long-discarded patterns, overlaying their delicate geometries with forms of his own, to express ideas about identity, memory, migration and diaspora.

Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition 2021

Anansi Tales, an artist’s book (edition of 15) by Hormazd Narielwalla on show at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, 2021 co-ordinated by artist Yinka Shonibare and a panel of artists under the theme ‘Reclaiming Magic’. The bookwork is introduced by poet and writer Nancy Campbell and was bound by Manuel Mazzotti.

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