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Nigel Cheney

As a textile artist and designer/maker Nigel produces work under three categories: ‘Adorn’ – one off and limited edition accessory pieces for the body, ranging from printed, knitted and embroidered scarves to quilted jackets and coats. ‘Beguile’ – stunning collections of interior products such as luxury hand decorated throws and cushions that combine digital printing with traditional embellishment techniques. ‘Confound’ – Nigel’s artistic practice ranges from large-scale wall hung textiles through to artifacts that reinterpret existing textile objects through multi design processes. ‘kiNGdomCome’ , based on the monogram N.G.C, is the latest collection from Nigel Graham Cheney. Lovingly created for those who are interested in investing in the slow textiles movement these pieces are new heirlooms for those with vintage tastes. Beautifully observed animals and birds collide with dramatic graphic patterns and images. Bold black and white style sits alongside pastel hues tinged with pops of electric colour. Woodland creatures do battle with a fleet of battleships, whilst pedigree dogs are shown against defunct banknotes. It’s a fantastic world, tinged with a blossom of dark humour and subversion. Signature qualities that are evident in all his works are a full palette of processes that embrace the hand drawn, hand manipulated surfaces, hand embellished textures and digitally printed textiles and computerised embroidery techniques. Subject matter ranges from the beauty of the natural world, contemplations on memory and identity and the symbolism that permeates our lives. He has exhibited his textile artworks widely throughout Ireland and the UK and is the Irish selector for the Lódz tapestry triennale, and frequently works to commission.

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