Faig Ahmed - Azerbaijan Carpet Traditions Reimagined

Faig Ahmed is an artist from Baku, Azerbaijan who represented Azerbaijan at the Venice Biennale in 2007. He is known for his conceptual work that utilizes traditional decorative craft and the visual language of carpets. 

Ahmed's interests are connected to world religions, mystical practices, ancient scripture, calligraphy and patterns. He engages viewers through an unexpected marriage of traditional crafts, steeped in history, with hyper-contemporary, digitally distorted images often in the form of pixilation, three-dimensional shapes and melting paint that alter the pattern on the rugs.

He uses computers to sketch his work and chooses intricate traditional methods of carpet-weaving techniques to print his designs on carpets. 

More information on artist website: http://www.faigahmed.com/

Faig Ahmed, "Ledge"
Handmade woolen carpet
100X150 cm
2011

Faig Ahmed, "Rapture"
Handmade woolen carpet
100X150 cm
2010

Faig Ahmed, "Alien Rabbit"
Handmade woolen carpet
100x150 cm
2007

Faig Ahmed, "Solids in the Frame"
Handmade woolen carpet
150X200 cm
2014

Faig Ahmed, "Section"
Plastic, acrylic paint, carpet
170 X 120 cm

Faig Ahmed, "Cone"
Handmade woolen carpet
100X150 cm
2011

Faig Ahmed "Glitch in Reality"
Plastic,acrylic paint, gold leaf
150x50 cm

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Comment by Inna Dzhanibekova on June 26, 2016 at 8:00am

This is so awesome! Very fresh, innovative ideas.

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