Patterns in Art

Hormazd Narielwalla shows bold and unique approach at tailor’s Georgian atelier

Article by Rupert Watkins

Last Tuesday night saw Riddle heading to the environs of Liverpool Street and Timothy Everest’s elegant and intimate Georgian townhouse for the viewing of Hormazd Narielwalla’s latest exhibition.

Hormazd, a graduate of London’s University of Art, has worked with tailoring patterns to present bold and original collages for a number of years. Having known Timothy Everest since 2012, his latest exhibition utilises many of Timothy’s used patterns but also makes extensive use of French dressmaking ones as well.

The resulting work is striking and angular. The stark lines and bold shapes have a rather art deco feel to them, certainly in works such as Le Petit Echo de la Mode No 71. The vibrant colours and very nature of the deconstructed patterns also means there is a cubist influence running through much of Hormazd’s work. There is an energy running through all the works, a vibrancy though for me, his best works were his smallest and least complex. Pictures such as an Eccentric Englishman and Golden Maharaja show a lightness of touch and his skill as an artist not perhaps always visible in his larger collages.

This is a selling exhibition running until March 21st with prices running from the low hundreds to just under three thousand pounds. The setting of Timothy’s wooden panelled, winding old townhouse is a very good backdrop to this show. There was a lot of buying interest during the private viewing and Riddle has learnt Hormazd has already sold almost half of the exhibition.  Certainly those looking for bold colour and something slightly unusual should beat a path to Elder Street. riddle_stop 2

Enquiries: Timothy Everest, 32 Elder Street, London E1 6BT; http://www.saatchiart.com/shows/narielwalla

Image: My Colourful Persona by Hormazd Narielwalla

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