rugs were always meant to be pieces of art and not just mere functional items that lay around on the floor. the intricate designs, the fine weaving, the soft wool were all different elements of this artistic form of expression.
that was before faig ahmed met rugs. a sculptural artist from baku, azerbaijan he takes rugs or at least the idea of what rugs are traditionally meant to be and turns them into a form of sculptural art or sculptural textiles.
in one of his recent works, titled ‘doubts’ which is incidentally, one of his largest pieces, starts off as a traditional rug but then the intricate pattern flows into a puddle of colour and a fluid form on the floor.
faig ahmed very skillfully fuses contemporary glitches and distortions with traditional weaving techniques to create art forms that make us question the very reason of existence and the thread that holds it all together.