King & McGaw first collaborated with award-winning, London artist Hormazd Narielwalla on an exclusive collection of limited edition prints in 2014. Narielwalla’s unique artistic process starts with antique tailoring patterns as the base – collected from a variety of sources, from Savile Row tailors to vintage domestic tailoring patterns. He then overlays slivers of delicate coloured acetate and tissue paper onto various sections of the pattern with the utmost precision. The resulting composition takes the functional patterns towards a radical abstraction, far removed from their original purpose.
We are proud to announce our latest collaboration with Hormazd Narielwalla: 'The Dancing Blocks' series, a collection of 4 Limited Editions signed by the artist, giclée print on 330gsm Somerset Velvet cotton rag paper with hand finished edges.
"Welcome to my studio, my name is Hormazd Narielwalla. I am a London based artist that works with tailoring and sewing patterns to make unique collages, books, sculptures and installations. I'd love to introduce you to an ongoing collaboration I have with print studio, King & McGaw."
In this new collection of work, Hormazd Narielwalla has focused his research on the movement of dancers and the influence the medium of dance has had on 20th century artists such as Picasso, Picabia and Bacon. The artist gives the viewer a sense that the body is a constantly changing form, expressed through the fashion we adorn, the movements we make and the colours and moods we reflect.
The ‘Dancing Blocks’ series remind us that, in a world that can seem hostile and divided, our bodies and the ways they navigate this shifting landscape remain shared and universal.