Faig Ahmed Remixes Tradition With his Contemporary Carpet Art

By: Jana Pijak - Mar 5, 2015
References: faigahmed & sweet-station
Faig Ahmed is an artist known for his ornate and culturally themed sculptures. Resembling melted textiles, his carpet creations are inspired by his life in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The masterpieces put a modern twist on tradition and are an updated translation of historical rugs. Faig Ahmed is a graduate from the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art's Sculpture program and is also skilled in painting, video and installation art. The multi-talented artist references traditional Azerbaijan rugs in this series of sculptures and experiments with distorted fabrics that are wall hung to create a greater spatial impact.

The large-scale sculptures are visually striking when photographed but are even more impactful for those who are lucky enough to experience them in person.