Niyaz Najafov

Born in 1968 in Baku (Azerbaijan), the painter Niyaz Najafov represented his country at the Venice Biennale in 2009. In 2010 he moved to Paris and began exhibiting in Western Europe. He has recently integrated the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Rovereto (Italy), as well as numerous private collections. His exhibition "Dancing on Bones," at the Gazelli Art House in London in 2013 revealed him in Europe, an English art critic comparing him to Francis Bacon for the tragic power of his paintings.

His works are now exhibited in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, the United States, Germany, Denmark, Egypt, France.This self-taught artist, who became famous in Azerbaijan, translated into his paintings his existential anguish. He paints scenes of everyday life by giving them an exceptional intensity.

This is due to his drawing, to the way he deforms the bodies, but also to his powerful colors. In this perpetual struggle of a humanity which he feels as fragile and which is his recurrent theme, comical details often bring a touch of hope. Niyaz Najafov, so far from the cold and calculated conceptual art that invades the media space, is certainly a master of contemporary expressionism and an exceptional colorist.

La chrysalide, 95 x 81 cm, Huile sur toile     Les deux compères, 130 x 97 cm, Huile sur toile


L'accordéoniste, 116 x 73 cm, Huile sur toile     Le gymnaste en rouge, 115 x 85 cm, Huile sur toile


L'homme penché, 74 x 54 cm, Huile sur toile     Bienvenue, 74 x 54 cm, Huile sur toile


En vol, 46 x 38 cm, Huile sur toile     La détente, 65 x 50 cm, Huile sur toile


La danseuse en tutu noir, 40 x 30 cm, Huile sur toile     Le saut, 40 x 30 cm, Huile sur toile


Le mangeur de lune, 80 x 40 cm, Huile sur toile     Portrait aux yeux jaune, 46 x 33 cm, Huile sur toile


Le vieux Bakou - 70 x 60 cm - Huile sur toileLe vieux Bakou - 70 x 60 cm - Huile sur toile


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