By Amina Nazarli
Famous Azerbaijani surrealist artist Mehriban Efendi will put her work on display in Slovakia.
The reproduction of her “Impression” picture will be featured at the newly-opened international gallery “Coop Art Gallery.”
Some years ago Slovakian art critic and video editor Frantisek Jakub got acquainted with the works of Efendi and suggested her to create a video film with her works, which have been demonstrated on Internet for a long time.
Starting this year, this virtual project, which presents unique artists from around the world, switched to the real gallery.
The first solo exhibition of Efendi was held in the United States in 2005. Then she participated in the exhibition "Art and Awareness" in Montana; a few of her works were further displayed at the huge electronic billboards "Art Takes Times Square" on Time Square in New York.
The work "Harmony" presented at this exhibition was published in the book "Art Takes Time Square". It was recognized as one of the best works across the world in 2012.
Efendi took part in an international exhibition organized by Australian artist Paris Saint-Martin, becoming one of the top ten computer artists in 2003. The artist's work was presented at an international exhibition in the Netherlands in 2009. Efendi was selected as one of the 56 best surrealist painters in the world in 2010.
Since 2010, the outstanding artist has been participated in “International Surrealism Today” project, which joins the artists from Europe, Asia, North and South America.
She also put her works on display at the Art of the World gallery in Muskegon city in U.S., and the artist received an invitation for a long-term collaboration with the gallery.
Mehriban won a prestigious Italian award called Sandro Botticelli (Italian painter of the Early Renaissance) “For art and talent” in 2014.