Artist Statement: Abeer Kayani

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Posted 14th October 2019

Artist Statement:
Abeer Kayani

From 22 - 25 October (10am - 4pm), textile artist Abeer Kayani will be hosting a series of open days in our Artist in Residence studio.


I am drawn to intricate details of objects that have a history. For my collection of textiles, I took inspiration from pieces of jewellery and textiles that travelled with me overseas. These have sentimental value and hold together my cultural and creative identity.

I use opulent, bold colours that resonate the warmth of home. My designs are inspired by harmonious, repetitive patterns, developed using CAD and hand-screen print. I love using a range of silk, each outcome is unique and bespoke. I enjoy a range of dye and print techniques that allow me to work in a highly experimental and creative way. I am intrigued by the material qualities of transparency, texture and movement. These form an ­atmosphere, connecting surface to space.

I aspire to share my work with the world and spread the inspiration and joy it brings me.



Images:
Banner image - Screen-printed linen artwork, “Light and fluidity" 2019. Photographed by Abeer Kayani (2019)

Silk organza scarf, “Structure Circulation" 2019. Photographed by Abeer Kayani


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