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Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed

Azerbaijan • Born in: 1982

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Azerbaijani artists

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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Teresa Margolles, Pista de baile del club 'Centro Lagunero' (Dance floor of the club 'Centro Lagunero'), Print

Teresa Margolles

Pista de baile del club 'Centro Lagunero' (Dance floor of the club 'Centro Lagunero'), 2016 40 x 60 cm Print

$6,243

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Jonesy’s Jukebox, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Jonesy’s Jukebox, 2006 61 x 46 cm Print

$676

Tilt, Zahia White, Print

Tilt

Zahia White, 2015 68.5 x 68.5 cm Print

$897

Remi Bertoche, Welcome to jungle, Print

Remi Bertoche

Welcome to jungle, 2015 80 x 120 x 4 cm Print

$1,030

Chuck Sperry, One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest, Print

Chuck Sperry

One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest, 2014 73 x 60 cm Print

$104

Tony Soulié, New York, Print

Tony Soulié

New York, 2015 90 x 76 x 0.03 cm Print

$936

Pierre Migot, Writing to Reach You, Painting

Pierre Migot

Writing to Reach You, 2018 120 x 120 x 1 cm Painting

$936

Fabrizio La Torre, 100th Anniversary Celebration Coffret # 2 - Thaïland Discovery, Print

Fabrizio La Torre

100th Anniversary Celebration Coffret # 2 - Thaïland Discovery, 1956 80 x 60 x 0.3 cm Print

$676

Kotcha Kotte, Le Capitaine, Print

Kotcha Kotte

Le Capitaine, 2019 60 x 40 x 0.1 cm Print

$125

Tilt, Layers 30, Painting

Tilt

Layers 30, 2019 160 x 114.3 cm Painting

$12,000

Harold García V, La Mode Pratique 001 (What Dresses Me Undresses Me), Painting

Harold García V

La Mode Pratique 001 (What Dresses Me Undresses Me), 2020 111.8 x 76.2 x 5.1 cm Painting

$22,500

Cross Magri, Green eyes, Painting

Cross Magri

Green eyes, 2021 100 x 100 x 2 cm Painting

$1,145

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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