• Faig Ahmed | Ilan Faig Ahmed | Ilan
  • Faig Ahmed | Butah Faig Ahmed | Butah
  • Faig Ahmed | Simurq Faig Ahmed | Simurq
  • Faig Ahmed | Outflow Faig Ahmed | Outflow
  • Faig Ahmed | Shift Faig Ahmed | Shift

Fluid Forms | Faig Ahmed

September 14th 2014 to October 7th 2014

Faig Ahmed stretches traditional threads farther in his continued reinvention of the conventional Middle-Eastern carpet. The artist uses the most basic component of a deconstructed rug, woolen threads and arabesque patterns, to elasticize our perception of the cultural icon.

At his upcoming solo exhibition entitled Fluid Forms, the Azerbaijani artist and nominee for Victoria and Albert Museum’s Third Jameel Prize, will unveil new bodies of work created during his residency with Cuadro Gallery earlier this year.

Ahmed’s works include hand-woven rugs encompassed in sculptural arms that extend out of thread into neon geometric forms. The artist’s signature optical illusions stretch beyond the carpet frame – a conventional rug dissembles midway, bleeding onto the floor in a meticulously woven pool of melting threads.


The solo exhibition will remain open from 14 September - 30 November 2014.