CONTEMPORARY ART FROM AZERBAIJAN, JOURNEY OF THE SOUL
Announcing our collaboration with Caspia Contemporary Gallery for its inaugural exhibition 'Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan, Journey of the Soul' at Asia House London featuring paintings by four artists - Vugar Muradov, Jalal Aghayev, Hajimirza Farzaliyev and Emin Gahramanov.
An exciting five-day exhibition showcasing the historically rich, but somewhat unexplored art of Azerbaijan opens at Asia House in Marylebone on May 20.
Curated by the newly launched Caspia Contemporary gallery, ‘Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan, Journey of the Soul’ will feature 16 artworks by four artists from Azerbaijan, all of whom are exhibiting in the UK for the first time.
The four artists whose work will be on show are: Vugar Muradov, Jalal Aghayev, Hajimirza Farzaliyev and Emin Gahramanov.
Afsana, who is the director of Caspia Contemporary, says that each of the four artists selected has a distinct and individual style which collectively reflect the diversity of artistic talent within the country.
“Their work relays the message that Azerbaijani art is an organic melting pot of cultural elements, representing a fascinating meeting point of Eastern and Western artistic traditions, encompassing Turkic, Persian, Islamic and European elements,” she said.
Muradov takes his inspiration from carpets, while Aghayev draws on Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku and the landscapes of the villages around it. In contrast, Farzaliyev melds Zoroastrianism and Islam together, while Gahramanov combines Georgian and Azerbaijani art schools.