Ayan Aziz Mammadova
Ayan Aziz Mammadova was born in Baku, Azerbaijan. As a child she spent time in her father’s studio, watching him passionately work on his paintings and dreaming that one day she would find an artistic passion of her own. After all, she is the daughter of Arif Aziz, the People’s Artist of Azerbaijan, who has submitted a unique contribution to Azerbaijan’s visual arts over the past half-century. These early memories have inspired and shaped her into the creative individual she is today.
Being surrounded by vibrant and talented artists from a young age has had a great influence on Ayan’s creative development. As she’s grown her artistic style has changed and she gained individuality as she’s acquired a host of emotions, moods, and expressions that capture feminine warmth, sensitivity, and complexity. Ayan creates from her inner world, where she is not bound by any conventional forms of artistry. From this space she allows her imagination to overflow onto the canvas, mirroring the soul and showcasing a host of feelings and mood swings that are communicated with feminine nature and rhythmic undertone.
In the centre of her creative manner, there has been set the colour. It is the colour which assigns in her works the rhythm, and deep meaning: her work carries an inspiring uniqueness, with sweeping patterns and cascading lines. The paintings are delightfully disorienting, swirling and alive, exploding onto the canvas with bright colours and visual surges of delicate ferocity.
The underlying concept of Ayan’s work is utilising the language of art to express paradoxical ideas uniting visually. Using colours to create movement and deep meaning in abstract ornaments, as well as complex patterns hidden throughout still life and landscapes, Ayan creates entire worlds to get lost in. She primarily works with oil on canvas, while also experimenting with mixed media and various other techniques.