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A designer trained at the Royal College of Art, Arun’s work focuses on material transitions and the merging of unexpected surfaces. The work exhibited at the BALTIC references the rich material industries of steel and textiles, prominent in 20th century Yorkshire. The application of metal onto a heavyweight cotton base creates something that is unassuming and understated while being both delicate and rigid. From a distance, the work could be mistaken for a sheet of aluminium, while up close, subtle textural nuances highlight the woven structure of the fabric. A blending of hard and soft.