#sundayartpost Faig Ahmed (b.1982) is an internationally recognized artist from #Baku , #Azerbaijan , who represented Azerbaijan at the Venice #Biennale in 2007. He is well known for his conceptual works that utilize traditional decorative craft and the visual language of carpets into contemporary sculptural works of art. His works reimagine #ancient#crafts and create new visual boundaries by deconstructing traditions and stereotypes.
Ahmed is among a new wave of #contemporary artists exploring crafts in innovative ways to produce conceptual works that break away from conventions associated with the craft by bringing it into an art historical context. Ahmed explores fresh new visual forms that examine tradition and challenge our perception of traditions through iconic cultural objects. The artist experiments with traditional materials and colors such as the rug weavings in Azerbaijan or Indian embroidery, yet he explains that “he is not interested in merging the past and present,” but is interested “in the past because it’s the most stable conception of our lives.” Ahmed has exhibited his works worldwide including group and solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Dubai, Moscow and the UAE. In 2013, the artist was nominated for the Jameel Prize 3 at Victoria and Albert Museum in London. His works are in public collections in the United States, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum, Palm Springs Museum of Art, RISD Museum, Chrysler Museum of Art; Bargoin Museum, France; The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; as well as private collections such as the West Collection, Philadelphia; the collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody, New York City; Galila Barzilaï-Hollander’s collection, Brussels; and the private collection of H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa al-Nahyan, United Arab Emirates, among others.
Text credit www.faigahmed.com
Olağanüstü yeteneği, efendiliği, ruh zenginliği, güzel gönlü, güçlü anlatımı, derinleştikçe derinleşen resimleriyle rengarenk, eğlenceli, neşeli bir söyleşi 🎉🎈 Sevgili İbrahim Balaban’ın dediği gibi resmin dahi çocuğu Ressam İsmail Sarı ile söyleşimizin detayları çok yakında... ✍️
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