DASH contributor Hormazd Narielwalla, whose practice originates in Savile Row, makes unique collage artworks, artist books and illustrations from discarded bespoke suit and shirt patterns of individual customers who are now deceased. In October 2009, Sir Paul Smith presented the artist’s first solo exhibition at his Mayfair gallery. Hormazd was also commissioned in 2011 by the Crafts Council England for their national touring exhibit, Block Party, curated by artist Lucy Orta, showing alongside artists Yinka Shonibare, Charlotte Hodes and Dai Rees.
Hormazd has also recently been selected by the Crafts Council to exhibit in theProject Space at ‘Collect’ taking place at the Saatchi Gallery from the 10th to 13th May 2013. The international fair for the contemporary object will house 32 international galleries and 11 independent artists.
For this project, he has worked with historical military patterns of British Army uniforms sourced from tailoring books dating back to 1800. They are used to derive an academic dress narrative of body coat uniforms of the British Raj archived at the National Army Museum.
Hormazd Narielwalla is also featured in the current issue of DASH Magazine‘Excess in Minimalism’.