Born in 1978 in Azerbaijan Republic. Mammadov Orkhan Yashar is a graduate from The Institute of Art and Culture of Azerbaijan (BA), earning him a distinguished diploma, and The Art Academy of Azerbaijan (MA), where he graduated as an art critic. During the university years he took part in poster competitions and his efforts won him several awards. Later, Orkhan continued his creative activity as a painter and member of the Artists Union of Azerbaijan. For several years after graduating, he was taking inspiration from the Old Masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Rubens, Ivan Shishkin and Karl Bryullov until he discovered his own creative style. In 2004, Orkhan emerged on the professional arts scene with a newly developed personal style, fuelling his subsequent works. This new style was showcased in “Top-to-tail”, a piece created by cutting certain fragments of his own canvases and stitching them back together. Besides oil and canvas, he branched out by using mixed media elements such as threads and ropes which became the main attributes and source of inspiration for Orkhan to express his philosophy in art. In this new style occurring as a synthesis of oil-painting with patchworks, Orkhan continued his creative activity contributing to his growing artistic roster and body of work with pieces such as “My Dream”, “Portrait” and “Mixed Songs of Landscapes” among many others.
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