Artist Statement: Abeer Kayani

Back to News

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


Latest News

Prev Next

G F Watts and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters

20 Jan

On This Day: The Death of William De Morgan

15 Jan

Make volunteering your New Year's resolution

30 Dec

Meet... Anja Percival and Tim Southall

22 Dec

Watercolour Study for the fresco Justice: A Hemicycle of Lawgivers

20 Dec

Watts Contemporary Gallery: Exhibitions Programme 2020

20 Dec

Meet... Andy Lovell and Luella Martin

16 Dec

William Orpen: Method & Mastery - Reviews by pupils from Guildford County and Rodborough School

11 Dec

Object Of The Month: Walter Crane

11 Dec