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Traditional Rugs Recreated with Technological Glitches by Faig Ahmed

Baku-based artist Faig Ahmed combines the beauty of traditional Azerbaijani rugs with technological glitches in his on-going series of contemporary carpets. Using the artistic qualities of these tapestries, he disassembles their conventional structure to rearrange and fragment it. The result often resembles a rug that doubles as a fascinating modern sculpture.

Many of Ahmed's carpets have “flaws” in their designs that create the illusion of a printing or rendering error. If you've ever seen a video game character that looks distorted or mutated, Ahmed's tapestries mimic this idea. Their geometric patterns are stretched, misshapen, and even bubble from their rectangular confines. Ahmed often goes beyond the bounds of the conventional rug shape and has his creations dripping onto the floor. It's an intriguing, trippy twist on the ubiquitous home good.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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