DRIPPING CARPETS BY FAIG AHMED

by Ariadna Zierold

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Faig Ahmed’s surreal sculptures incorporate ancient carpet-weaving techniques from his native country of Azerbaijan into forms that anyone would identify has hyper-contemporary. His intricately patterned weavings are mounted on architectural structures, fabricated in wood or plastic. Sometimes the stark contrast between white form and traditional tapestry is startling enough on its own; other times, Ahmed alters the patterns to suggest digital manipulation, pixelation, and distortion.

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PIXELATED SCULPTURES BY HSU TUNG HAN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Taiwanese artist Hsu Tung Han carves figurative sculptures from wood that appear to be dissolving into fields of pixels. He is a master of puzzling together pieces of wood into unbelievable figurative sculptures.

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Hsu Tung Han thinks of his work as a puzzle, carefully laying out each piece in preparatory drawings and clay models. Then, strips of walnut, teak, or African wax wood are joined together and worked over meticulously.

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