Artist Statement

Growing up in Baku, one of the oldest cities in the Middle East, I developed a love and admiration for the breathtaking ancient architecture-it’s perfect blend of lights, textures and geometry. I started painting in 1994, on arriving as a refugee to the United States. I was feeling nostalgic at the time and spent hours painting in my parent’s basement, mainly images of old buildings and walls.

I aim to capture the image of old places and architecture by combining the free flow of the medium with concrete shapes and forms.

My medium of choice is oil and acrylic paint. I do not use brushes, I prefer to use sponges, metal plates, spackle knives and found objects. In my paintings I use copper, silver and gold tones that allow me to capture different effects of lights and shadows.

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