Faig Ahmed graduated from the Sculpture faculty at the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art in Baku in 2004. Faig Ahmed distorts the patterns of traditional Azerbaijani rugs, dismantling their structure in order to build compositions that trick the eye by appearing to melt off the wall, or zoomed and faded. By rearticulating the original design, he creates contemporary rugs sculptural forms that look like digital glitches, patterns flatlining halfway through a tapestry or gradually morphing into a digital mosaic.
Faig says: ” It is fascinating to observe the process of such an easy transformation of such ancient and stable objects.I am in love with textile. Because fabrics are objects that humanity is using from the beginning of times, till nowadays. Another thing that interests me is pattern. Patterns and ornaments can be found in all cultures, sometimes similar, sometimes very different.”
His artistic rugs are an experiment as the artist examines the subject to see how deep he can go and how those changes will have influences on people. Faig claims he likes to travel, not only physically, but also on his subconsciousness. “If you want to change the world, start with yourself.”
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