Subject Tags: modern art canvas, modern art painting, mixed media painting, abstract mixed media, contemporary mixed media, mixed media art, mixed media, large abstract painitng, large painting, large abstract, abstract art, abstract artwork, modern abstract art
Size: 24"W x 48"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
Growing up in Baku, one of the oldest cities in the Middle East, I developed a love and admiration for the breathtaking ancient architecture- its perfect blend of lights, textures and geometry. I started painting in 1994, mainly images of old buildings and walls. I aim to capture the image of the place 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.
I was born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1978. We moved to United States in 1994 and have lived in Philadelphia ever since. I graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Psychology in 2003 and remained at Temple University to complete my Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2006. I have been working as a Pediatric Occupational therapist since my graduation in 2006. I started painting in 1994 and began exhibiting my art work in April 2016.