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Hormazd Narielwalla’s New Exhibition Reimagines the Human Form

Saatchi Art and Chief Curator and VP Advisory Rebecca Wilson are delighted to announce a forthcoming exhibition with London-based artist Hormazd Narielwalla. This is the second solo exhibition of Narielwalla’s work, which focuses on rendering figuration into abstraction.

HNarielwalla_PortraitsatWork_152Entitled Body Architecture, over 40 new large-scale collages are inspired by vintage discarded Saville Row tailoring patterns, freed from their function. Like architecture, these patterns can be seen as abstract drawings in their own right, as outlines for spaces to contain and define the human body.

Drawing inspiration from Le Corbusier, Narielwalla has taken the tailoring patterns’ geometrical abstractions as representations of the human form, each section a metaphor for our bodies and the architectural spaces we inhabit.

Body Architecture will open June 2nd from 6:30-9PM at The Foundry, 39 Old Church Street, SW3 5BS, London. Please RSVP here by May 26th for this not-to-be-missed event.

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