Faig Ahmed from Baku, Azerbaijan, is an internationally recognized artist who represented Azerbaijan at the Venice Biennale in 2007.
Faig Ahmed is an Azerbaijani contemporary visual artist best known for his surrealist weavings, integrating visual distortions into traditional oriental rugs.
His works reimagine antique crafts and create new visual boundaries by deconstructing traditions and stereotypes and engaging viewers through his unexpected skills, with hyper-modern, digitally distorted images, and three-dimensional shapes, melting paint that alters the rugs’ pattern.
Ahmed employs computers to sketch and chooses complex carpet weaving techniques to transfer his designs onto the carpets, exhibited worldwide, either in groups or solo exhibitions in London, New York, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Rome, Moscow, and the UAE.
Ahmed nominated for the Jameel Prize 3 at Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2013.
Ahmed is famous for his mesmerizing textile pieces. After months of interruption caused by the current situation worldwide, he recently completed his most remarkable carpet design, Entitled ‘Doubts.’
Due to the quarantine, they had to close the textile studio several times. After months ‘Doubts‘ was cut off the loom.
This unusual, striking red tapestry features intricate patterns that dissolve into a viscous fluid shape, framed by white tassels.
Ahmed’s carpets, which he deconstructs and reimagines in new and exciting ways, are worth seeing.
Images from their textile studio, so you can dip into the production process and meet the team behind the “Doubts.”
“Doubts make you move forward and pursue answers. Doubts are an unequivocal force for progress in your head; without them, we would never have thought about the essence, results, and new reality.”