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Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed

Azerbaijan • Born in: 1982

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Contemporary visual artist Faig Ahmed was born in 1982, in Sumqayit, Azerbaijan.

Upon leaving the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts in 2004 where he studied sculpture, Ahmed went on to produce artworks in various different mediums, such as video and installation. However, it is his surrealist sculptural weavings and textiles for which he is most renowned; indeed, he represented Azerbaijan in its first Venice Biennale in 2007 and has since exhibited his work across the world.

Ahmed applies visual distortions to traditional islamic decorative craft, transforming ancient objects into pieces of contemporary art. Carpets are woven in accordance with centuries-old traditional Azerbaijani weaving techniques, while a variety of techniques are employed to create the optical illusions, such as warping, glitching, melting, pixelating and unraveling. Ahmed thinks of his art as an experiment, and of himself as an explorer, and the end result is mesmerising, with incredibly engaging 3D and psychedelic effects.

It is the embodiment of the historic meeting the contemporary; fabric, patterns and ornaments have been used across cultures and throughout time, and Ahmed's works engage with such tradition in brilliantly unusual and modern ways. Ahmed's work deconstructs traditions and stereotypes, drawing on a rich cultural heritage to reinterpret ancient crafts for contemporary art and create new visual boundaries.

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Diederik Van Apple, World love - gold peace turtle, Sculpture

Diederik Van Apple

World love - gold peace turtle, 2021 9.8 x 15.7 x 9.8 inch Sculpture

$1,133

Christine Bazantay, Karine 1, Sculpture

Christine Bazantay

Karine 1, 2021 15 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch Sculpture

$1,458

Bertrand de Vismes, Andalouse et couple de cavaliers, Painting

Bertrand de Vismes

Andalouse et couple de cavaliers, 2020 19.7 x 25.6 inch Painting

$702

Yves Bordes Lapeyre, Dernière séance, Photography

Yves Bordes Lapeyre

Dernière séance, 2018 19.7 x 29.5 x 0 inch Photography

$594

Mandii Pope, Karmic Lessons 3, Painting

Mandii Pope

Karmic Lessons 3, 2021 11.8 x 11.8 x 1.6 inch Painting

$682

Evert den Hartog, Landende uil No.6, Sculpture

Evert den Hartog

Landende uil No.6, 2015 16.5 x 18.1 x 8.7 inch Sculpture

$10,258

Mikio Watanabe, Cristal, Print

Mikio Watanabe

Cristal, 2020 5.6 x 7.6 x 0 inch Print

$389

Skayzoo, Sans titre, Painting

Skayzoo

Sans titre, 2018 33.9 x 17.7 x 0.2 inch Painting

$972

Paul Kingsley Squire, Cool for Cats, Print

Paul Kingsley Squire

Cool for Cats, 2018 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch Print

$238

Agnès Robin, Bubble gum, Print

Agnès Robin

Bubble gum, 2020 26 x 26 x 1.5 inch Print

$534

Dongi Lee, Super Hero, Fine Art Drawings

Dongi Lee

Super Hero, 2020 11.8 x 9.8 inch Fine Art Drawings

$2,400

Kayla Mahaffey, That's All Folks, Print

Kayla Mahaffey

That's All Folks, 2019 14 x 14 x 1 inch Print

$2,500

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Who is the artist?

Contemporary visual artist Faig Ahmed was born in 1982, in Sumqayit, Azerbaijan.

Upon leaving the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts in 2004 where he studied sculpture, Ahmed went on to produce artworks in various different mediums, such as video and installation. However, it is his surrealist sculptural weavings and textiles for which he is most renowned; indeed, he represented Azerbaijan in its first Venice Biennale in 2007 and has since exhibited his work across the world.

Ahmed applies visual distortions to traditional islamic decorative craft, transforming ancient objects into pieces of contemporary art. Carpets are woven in accordance with centuries-old traditional Azerbaijani weaving techniques, while a variety of techniques are employed to create the optical illusions, such as warping, glitching, melting, pixelating and unraveling. Ahmed thinks of his art as an experiment, and of himself as an explorer, and the end result is mesmerising, with incredibly engaging 3D and psychedelic effects.

It is the embodiment of the historic meeting the contemporary; fabric, patterns and ornaments have been used across cultures and throughout time, and Ahmed's works engage with such tradition in brilliantly unusual and modern ways. Ahmed's work deconstructs traditions and stereotypes, drawing on a rich cultural heritage to reinterpret ancient crafts for contemporary art and create new visual boundaries.

When was Faig Ahmed born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1982