Fashion designer and sculptor Nicole Farhi is to show a solo exhibition of her work exploring the beauty of the female form from January.
Folds includes over 20 sculptures created by Farhi casting body sections of two of her friends in plaster, before casting the sculptures in Jesmonite and bronze.
Farhi, tutored by sculptor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, has been sculpting for over 30 years, including during her time as as fashion designer. She has worked as a full-time artist for the past seven years.
The sculptor said about her Folds series: “The human form and the emotions it elicits has been an enduring theme in my sculptural work. Following my last exhibition focusing on the human hand, I wanted to continue looking at parts of the human body; this time exploring the powerful beauty of flesh, curves and the sexual energy large women have.”
Patricia Singh, Director of Beaux Arts, added: “When we first met Nicole Farhi at her studio, we were blown away by the beauty and originality of her sculptures. Her exquisite portrayals of the female form – which are very different to those cast by the fashion industry – are both relevant and thought-provoking, and we feel very strongly that she has something new to say. We are delighted to be presenting Nicole’s new series at Beaux Arts for the first time.”
Folds will be on display at Beaux Arts, 48 Maddox Street, from 31 January to 2 March 2019.