Ali Ibadullayev

1951 Was born in Baku, Azerbaijan
1970 Graduated from the Art School named after A.Azimzadeh, Baku, Azerbaijan
1975 Graduated from the High Artist's Institute (the former Stroganov), Moscow, Russia
1978 Member of USSR Artists Union & Azerbaijan Artists Union.
1996 A prize – winner of the International Red Cross Organization.
2003 Designer of the hall of Presidential Inauguration
2006 Honoured Artists of Azerbaijan
2006 One of the author of Heydar Aliyev monuments
Since 2008 - work are stored in the Museum of Modern Art
2011 Personal Exhibition, Berlin, Germany

00The background of his paintings seems to arise spontaneously when the free space in the painting begins to animate the objectless world, it spreads, boils and bubbles, forming fantastic pictures. Through the shimmering play of color combinations, the artist is trying to show the structure of the material world, its moving, ever-changing entity. Here the crystal raindrops reflecting in the sunlight are scattered in the expanse of heaven, while foamy sprays of water elements are dissolved in the air, or scorching sparks bristling in all directions reach the soft, cotton clouds, and the funnel-shaped wind currents blowing into the deep can destroy all living things. And the subtly reflected recognizable image of an object or a living being, such as blood-juicy poppies calling for humanism and love for nature, or cracked juicy pomegranates bursting with vitality, or fearsome lobsters with long horns and hard shells crawling on the canvas start to appear on this space. The naked strangers in the artist’s paintings under the floral flows of love are so magically attractive and chaste immaterial. His “Naked” are beautiful, perfect and totally out of reach, like a phantom or a fantasy, escaping to the far mazes of the subconscious. Ali Ibadullayev, the graduate of the Moscow State Art and Industry Academy, named after S.G.Stroganov, becomes a follower of abstract art, to which he consciously strove in the “unconscious” formation of a creative attitude. “Subject abstraction”, a direction of abstract painting, which the artist chose as a plastic embodiment of his artistic identity, is based on a combination of abstract background with a graphic representation of objects and figures, including nudes in real life. He paints with fluid, watercolor, broad, sweeping strokes. The artist does not cover the entire surface of the canvas, leaving a space that is open to the imagination of each person, as if thereby drawing the viewer into his intellectual puzzle, offering a game based on feelings and associations. Author of many monuments and compositions. He is an art teacher in the State Art Academy His works are in the State Museums of Azerbaijan, Russia, Germany, Canada and etc. Also in private collections in Norway, USA, Turkey, Netherlands, Russia, Germany, France, Belgium, Denmark, England, Canada, Japan, Venezuela, Algeria and Baltic countries.

  • ARTIST

    Ali Ibadullayev

  • TITLE

    Metamorphosis

  • TECHNIQUE

    Oil, Acrylic on Canvas

  • DIMENSIONS

    W191 x H121 cm