Origin was the title of an exhibition together with Elvin Nabizade which took place in Kichik Qalart gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2014
A totem in a glass aquarium. And oil is owing out of his mouth, slowly filling up the aquarium, to drown the totem itself. A symbol to the Middle East, full of oil, blessure of gods, but this oil is like a curse, bringing wars and dictatorship to this region. Bless of the totem is drowning himself slowly.
Oil has always been the biggest bless of the Middle East, made this region rich and powerful, but in the same time oil has always brought war and interfere by the powerful countries. Oil, can be the bless of the old gods to this ground, a bless which is slowly drowning this region in wars, blood and dictatorship.
People of ancient Middle East believed that their totems with body of lion, ears of bull and three pairs called “Shedu” can protect their lands, but now Shedu is only a symbol of the past glorious empires of the Middle East. Looking at these totems people remember the gold epoch of their lands, a period which they are proud of, but what is remaining from that period in the reality? Endless wars, crisis, separation and endless blood owing... Glory is in the past and the only thing remaining are the totems. These people live in some kind of the mental prison of the past, they try not to see how they have lost the past while Shedus were not able to save them.
These artworks are about the old totems in the modern world, their destiny and the destiny of their lands.
This exhibition was my solo show in Artim Contemporary Art Space which took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, 2016. More infoConcept:I have always been fascinated to see the Buddhist monks of Tibet spend months of work in their temples for drawing a big and…
This exhibition was my solo show in Artim Contemporary Art Space which took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, 2016. More infoConcept:I have always been fascinated to see the Buddhist monks of Tibet spend months of work in their temples for drawing a big and… Read more