Azerbaijani Artist Faig Ahmed’s Sculptural Rugs Blur the Line Between Art, Craft, and Optical Illusion, Meka Boyle, δημοσίευση Artnet News [30/11/2022]Marilena Pateraki
Multidisciplinary artist Faig Ahmed’s rugs hang on the wall like paintings and often appear to melt onto the floor in pools of color. Ahmed’s surrealist approach to textile art blurs the line between craft, fine art, and optical illusion, yet it’s still grounded in a rich tradition of carpet-weaving that goes back centuries.
Ahmed is an Azerbaijani artist who lives and works in Baku. Possessing an anthropologist’s affinity for research, he views the carpet as a metaphor, an art piece, and a language system. He weaves symbols and colors the way a poet would weave words to examine philosophical and aesthetic ideas.
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