Nature Morte presents a show of new works by London-based artists Saad Qureshi titled Tanabanas.
The artist’s grandfather was a tailor in the British Army, and brought his family from Pakistan to the UK in the 1950s. Qureshi was brought up in an environment which regarded textiles as objects of both skill and artistry. Collecting family carpets and books from his home library, the artist photographed the important textiles he grew up with, printing the images on to paper, cutting them into strips, and weaving them into tapestries (tanabanas) in which several designs are brought together to create new compositions. Combining images of many different textiles into each piece, Qureshi pays homage to craft and the fruits of lifetimes of practice, bringing his own skills as a maker into dialogue with those of generations before him.
Find out more on the Nature Morte website.