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.


Les deux compères - 130 x 97 cm - Huile sur toileLes deux compères - 130 x 97 cm - Huile sur toile     L'arbre et l'arrosoir - 100 x 80 cm - Huile sur toile L'arbre et l'arrosoir - 100 x 80 cm - Huile sur toile

Le peintre - 116 x 73 cm - Huile sur toileLe peintre - 116 x 73 cm - Huile sur toile     L'homme au foulard jaune - 80 x 40 cm - Huile sur toileL'homme au foulard jaune - 80 x 40 cm - Huile sur toile

Le lance-pierre - 92 x 73 cm - Huile sur toileLe lance-pierre - 92 x 73 cm - Huile sur toile     Le vieux Bakou - 70 x 60 cm - Huile sur toileLe vieux Bakou - 70 x 60 cm - Huile sur toile

Cadre en fusion 2 - 65 x 50 cm - Huile sur toileCadre en fusion 2 - 65 x 50 cm - Huile sur toile    Le penseur - 116 x 81 cm - Huile sur toileLe penseur - 116 x 81 cm - Huile sur toile

La mariée - 100 x 40 cm - Huile sur toileLa mariée - 100 x 40 cm - Huile sur toile            

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