Preview: Faig Ahmed’s “Fluid Forms” at Cuadro Gallery

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed draws from the rich tradition of Middle Eastern carpet weaving to spin surreal creations that seem to defy physical laws — and the staticness of cultural relics. Sometimes his carpets appear to melt, their patterns dissolving into a pool of swirling colors like an oil slick, and other times they become three-dimensional, rising up in sharp spikes that defy the two-dimensional form. These are not carpets to be walked upon. Since we introduced Ahmed on the blog last May, he has created a new body of work that will debut at Cuadro Gallery in Dubai on September 14. A unique space in Dubai’s financial center, Cuadro is a non-profit gallery where Ahmed recently completed an artist residency. Take a look at some photos from Ahmed’s studio and his new works below.

Faig Ahmed’s “Fluid Forms” will be on view at Cuadro Gallery September 14 – November 30. Images courtesy of the artist and Cuadro Gallery.

Faig Ahmed in his studio in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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