HISTORY OF ONE EXPOSITION: FAIG AHMED
Faig Ahmed is a modern artist whose works embody the birth of a new life in a new dimension. He graduated from the Azerbaijan State Art Academy and took part in various exhibitions, including Aluminum (Contemporary art gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan), 52 Venice Biennale, Fly to Baku (London, Berlin, Rome, Vienna, Moscow, Baku). Faig prefers to transform exclusively Azerbaijani carpets, representing geometric drawings on an imaging plane in a different format.
“At first glance, people might think that I am working on the destruction of our national symbol. In fact, I breathe new life using old drawings and elements. I’ve always wanted to work exclusively with Azerbaijani carpets.
Everything lives according to the laws of nature. All around is born, develops, grows, lives, exists, and then dies, passing into oblivion in order to give rise to something new. Many people do not want to accept this consistent pattern.
The idea of my remaining work is to turn existing carpet elements into 3D objects. Any geometry is built on a plane, and I try to show them in a new way. Several of my other works are related to such phenomena as melting. I destroy the geometry and turn it into a soft and viscous abstraction. We are used to see things in a certain way, but you can think different.”