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Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed is an Azerbaijani contemporary visual artist who is best known for his surrealist weavings which integrate visual distortions into traditional oriental rugs.   He alters the patterns with digital manipulation, pixelation, and distortion.  Ahmed’s designs are then manufactured by a group of skilled weavers paying strict attention to traditional Azerbaijani weaving techniques. In 2004 this internationally-recognized artist graduated from the sculpture program at the Azerbaijani State Academy of Fine Art in Baku. He has since exhibited worldwide in group and solo exhibitions. On an interview with Textile Artist he is quoted as follows:

 “Being an artist is not just a job or a profession – It’s a lifestyle. Neither art education or studio work can make you an artist. You have to think as an artist and live a life of an artist to become one. It’s a type of thinking.”

“Things that you need are always surrounded by tons of trash. So, try everything. Never be afraid to experiment. To make really good art you have to get free of all the strings made of concepts and cliché.”

More of his work can be found on his website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Faig Ahmed.

Clementine Bal

Clementine Bal is a visual artist living in Val-Revermont, France.  The French sculpting artist graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Annecy.  She creates characters that are a mixture of different animal and human forms creating a dreamlike and poetic universe.  Everything is curved, sanded carefully and then painted.  In Create Magazine she says this about her work:

“I create characters by mixing animal and human forms. I work on faces, expressions, and postures to try to give life to these creatures. They reflect my inner world, the state of mind in which I find myself, or what I would like to go towards.”  

“I like to surround myself with sweetness. This is why each little being is cared for tenderly, and sanded for a very long time. By closing their eyes, I wanted them inwardly, as in meditation.”

“My characters speak of tenderness, poetry, and empathy. These little beings communicate to us their serenity, their appeasement. I like to imagine their life, their little secrets, and that we wonder about their strangeness.”

More of her work can be found on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Clementine Bal.

Jamie Pitarch

Born in Barcelona Jamie Pitarch attended the Chelsea College of Art for painting and received his MFA in painting from the Royal College of Art in London, UK. He creates sculptures, drawings, videos and installations often using humble everyday objects such as a guitar, chair, or household and consumer products.  The Barcelona-based artist explores our relationship to household objects by making subtle and not-so-subtle alterations rendering them completely useless.  He describes his work as mainly having “… to do with the human being’s inability to identify with the structures he himself has created.”

He is represented in New York by Spencer Brownstone Gallery.

Images:  Courtesy of Jamie Pitarch.

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