Exhibitions

Spring Rising

Company: Creative People & Places Hounslow
Artist(s): Tanvi Kant
Running Time: 26 April - 4 September 2022, during usual opening hours
Price: FREE

This is a free event and open to all, so no ticket is required.

About this event

An exhibition of collage works by Tanvi Kant on display on the Ground Floor of Hounslow House.

This exhibition of work by artist Tanvi Kant is based on a selection of original hand cut, pasted and stitched collages, and assemblage works made with found, natural objects. This inspiring collection of reproduction prints shows Tanvi’s love of nature and colour. Discover her work on the first floor of the Treaty Centre, on display in the former Debenhams store.

When making her collages, Tanvi shifts and moves the fragments that make up each work; placing and combining them together, until there is a moment where she pauses, and decides to stop. This pause becomes a suspension in time – and material – capturing static forms as if in movement.

These collage works express nature’s complex yet harmonious colours. The use of collage allows for a sense of images and worlds layered on top of each other. Each collage holds within it layers of history, storytelling and the bringing together of ancient stories told through the universal joy of natural forms.

Tanvi’s background in textile jewellery making has a strong influence on these newer collage works. The common thread of her work is inspired by natural growth and organic forms with a tactile, material quality.

About the artist

Tanvi began making textile jewellery in 2004 by unpicking the woven threads of her mother’s silk sari. Looking for ways to prolong fabrics and clothing no longer developed her own techniques of wrapping, coiling, knotting and stitching to make sculptural, wearable cords.

Her award-winning wearable pieces are sub-consciously infused with her Gujarati ancestral heritage while reflecting her fluid cultural identity and values.

Drawing inspiration from the textures, colours, and cycles of the natural world Tanvi’s work has evolved into hand cut, paste and stitched collage works, expanding her love of transforming found materials into colourful, organic forms that hover between leaves, flowers and the body.

This is a free event and open to all, so no ticket is required.

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