Interview with Faig Ahmed

I’m sure many of you will have come across the work of Faig Ahmed, a contemporary artist fromAzerbaijan who produces rugs that have been deliberately distorted and have a very fluid quality. The BBC World Service programme In the Studio have an episode featuring him tomorrow 14 March and again on Sunday 19 March. In it he talks about his creative process and how he “bases his work on the country’s ancient carpet-weaving tradition working with the traditionally all-female weaving team and using centuries old techniques to create his intricate, psychedelic designs.”

Oiling, 2012. Seattle Art Museum collection, image courtesy of Faig Ahmed Studio.

Click here to see the time of this programme in your locality and to download the podcast after it has been broadcast. You can find out more about his work on his website and this article in The Guardian.