Based in London, Nitesh Tailor is a chef and visual artist whose work explores the histories of the global majority. Through his chosen mediums – film, textiles, and food – his work shines a light on micro forms of Indian, and more broadly South Asian artistic expression.
Coming from a tailoring family Discarded fabrics pays homage to Nitesh’s grandparents and their utilisation of discarded fabrics – they were the original sustainable Darji’s (tailors).
“Projected onto the patchwork tapestry are my grandparents from the 1960s. The idea behind this was to show that regardless of generational changes in trade, I and my family have inherited a culture of resourcefulness which I believe will be passed down to future generations.”