LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Born in 1978 in Azerbaijan Republic. Mammadov Orkhan
Yashar is a graduate from The Institute of Art and Culture of
Azerbaijan (BA), earning him a distinguished diploma, and
The Art Academy of Azerbaijan (MA), where he graduated
as an art critic. During the university years he took part in
poster competitions and his efforts won him several awards.
Later, Orkhan continued his creative activity as a painter and
member of the Artists Union of Azerbaijan.
For several years after graduating, he was taking inspiration
from the Old Masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt,
Rubens, Ivan Shishkin and Karl Bryullov until he discovered
his own creative style. In 2004, Orkhan emerged on the
professional arts scene with a newly developed personal style,
fuelling his subsequent works. This new style was showcased
in “Top-to-tail”, a piece created by cutting certain fragments of
his own canvases and stitching them back together. Besides oil
and canvas, he branched out by using mixed media elements
such as threads and ropes which became the main attributes
and source of inspiration for Orkhan to express his philosophy
in art. In this new style occurring as a synthesis of oil-painting
with patchworks, Orkhan continued his creative activity
contributing to his growing artistic roster and body of work
with pieces such as “My Dream”, “Portrait” and “Mixed Songs
of Landscapes” among many others.
WHO I AM
I am an artist from Azerbaijan. I regard my art the way of expressing myself.
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