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
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,
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
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.