Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Faig Ahmed 

Born Baku, 1982 Lives and works Baku.Faig Ahmed graduated from the Sculpture faculty at the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art in Baku in 2004. Since 2003, he has been working with various media, including painting, video and installation. Currently, he is studying the artistic qualities of Azerbaijani traditional rugs – he disassembles their conventional structure and randomly rearranges the resulting components of the traditional composition then combines these fragments with contemporary sculptural forms.

Through handmade craftmanship, multimedia artist Faig Ahmed creatively explores the ornate patterns and traditional designs of Azerbaijan carpets. He draws upon the culture and artistic traditions of the country in order to produce his unique and contemporary sculptures. By directly manipulating the wool, Ahmed transforms iconic carpet designs into modern creations.

He uses the formal, decorative arrangements as the basis for his work, but he then stretches and warps the colors so that they appear in a variety of unexpected forms that function as much more than just floor coverings.

All images  Copyrighted  Faid Ahmed

Friday, 25 April 2014

Natalia Margulis

National and International exhibited fiber artist Natalia Margulis was born in Russia and graduated from Saint Petersburg University. Since 1993 she worked in U.S.A. as full time artist. Participating in the most prestigious art and craft shows, she has gained recognition and won numerous top awards in contests. Her works were published in the books and magazines, and she taught embroidery classes.

Masterful command over a needle allows Russian born Natalia Margulis to sketch with thread in a three dimensional manner that pulls the viewer into the image like a magnet.Using both machine and hand embroidery to create the imagery, Margulis first lays down a background of stitches, strips of hand dyed fabrics and ribbons

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Sue Hotchkis

She is textile artist specializing in contemporary printed and embroidered abstract wall pieces.She has a passionate about exploring surface, texture and space.
Textile artist Sue Hotchkis has won awards such as the Mourant Artist of the Year Prize and her work has been featured in Fiber Art Now magazine as well as the book Textiles: The Art of Mankind.

She says "My surrounding environment  has always influenced me the most; I’m drawn to the insignificant and overlooked. I take photographs all the time, especially when travelling. As in the Japanese aesthetic wabi-sabi, I treasure the imperfections found in the natural changes that occur in such things as weathered wood, crumbling plaster and peeling paint. My aim is to create fragment like pieces that realise these aesthetic qualities. I want the viewer to appreciate the beauty found in the inherent processes of ageing, and decay. To feel that the work is in a state of flux, its fragile transient beauty captured for a moment before it degrades further. The works’ origin is ambiguous; The artwork evolves over time and can take anything from a week to several months. I work intuitively responding to what develops."