Past Exhibitions / View from Above
Ayan Khudaverdiyeva influences her work by adding layers of either oil or acrylic paints, mixing them with various media, to achieve her vision, on canvas, wood or paper with brushes, knives and pieces of wood.
While describing painting application method on assorted panels, the artist explains that as a minimalist, she prefers using about up to three paint layers, that are joined together. Each layer of paint has a high influence on the one behind it, in contrast to the impact of a flat surface.
Finding inspiration in planet’s nature, has driven her motivation to create similar, as well as unique artwork. Inspired mainly by the planet earth, The View From Above shows the care of an artist for the Mother Nature, preserving our golden - on its own - earth, loving and doing all we can to save it. Creating self-awareness for the seriousness of mass consumption affecting the earth, is the main goal the painter is trying to achieve in her message. Touching subject matters, such as, limited natural resources that are being extracted continuously for production growth (excessive unnatural foods, drugs, plastic, cars, weapons), that cause as a result for our earth’s warming globally, pollution of air, oceans and lands, disastrous outcomes for the future generations to come. Where there is no longer a good education, respect and love, play a significant role in the society, only greed, manipulation, and selfishness became a goal to be achieved as a success measure for happiness. Our earth is alive, it is living and is amazingly beautiful and wealthy on its own. By not preserving, not saving its resources Human Race is unconscious of affects it causes to the health condition of our planet, and there will be no way to control the planet and once it becomes unhealthy, and then it will no longer be possible to prevent anything anymore. “Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish been caught, and the last stream poisoned, will we realise we cannot eat money.” ― Cree Indian Prophecy
Ayan Khudaverdiyeva was born in Baku, Azerbaijan - former Soviet Union, in August, 5th, 1986, to a Russian mother and Azerbaijanian father. At the age of 21, she moved to the United States to continue her education, at the University of Northern Colorado. Since 2010, she worked and lived in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, occasionally in New York, and now she lives in London, UK.