Painter Ayan Aziz aims to emit saturated patterns that reveal a still life or landscape in each of her paintings. Ayan holds a deep appreciation for antiquity and mythology, and employs both as crucial cultural components in her work. She was born and raised in Azerbaijan and attended the Azerbaijan State Academy of Arts. Her earliest years most potently influence her artwork today, as she spent them in the workshop of her father, artist Arif Aziz. Her methodical, colorful abstraction is inspired by Abstract Expressionism and Gustav Klimt in addition to its mythological undertones. Ayan has been honing this unique style since she was a child, learning from her father.
Ayan has participated in exhibitions and competitions with many of the world’s leading art organizations, like the Florence Biennale and Azerbaijan’s “Lights of Baku” exhibition. Ayan has exhibited across Europe and Asia, which has led her to travel widely. All of her experiences traveling to these new countries contribute to the growth of her artistic process. Over time, her paintings have gained more and more philosophical depth, in addition to the refinement of her technical skill, all so that her present creations possess a carefully crafted visual language. The pulsating energy of her paintings catches our eye, and when we observe more closely, we are pulled into the trance of each of Ayan’s paintings.