Faig Ahmed

Fun with Rugs

Living and working in Baku, Azerbaijan, artist Faig Ahmed distorts and deconstructs the patterns and shapes of traditional Azerbaijani rugs, incorporating modern motifs — glitches, melts, spikes — to create mesmerizing optical illusions. A graduate of sculpture from the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art, Ahmed and his merging of traditional and experimental textiles are a very real carpet ride.

Speaking of rides, recently Ahmed alleged that Topshop condoned the copying of one of his works on a T-shirt — specifically, produced by Globe Europe and sold on Topshop's site, and which has since been removed. Judging from the following Facebook post, it's hard not to see his point...

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Aug 24, 2016 19:55:00

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