Orkhan Garayev

Born in 1991 | Ganja, Azerbaijan

Contact: orkhangarayev.elvella@gmail.com


2014: The Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts
2007: Ganja children's art school

Orkhan Garayev Elvella, a Baku-based artist, has a diverse portfolio that encompasses graphic art, sculpture, illustration, and painting. He has had numerous exhibits in Azerbaijan, Germany, France, Russia, and Turkey. His work is housed in individual collections in Turkey, Georgia, France, and the United Arab Emirates. Orkhan's art was acknowledged in 2018 when he was awarded third place at the Semeni International Art Exhibition held at Baku's Heydar Aliyev Center. Orkhan's triptych 'Cal,' 'Reincarnation,' and 'Changing Reality' was a mixed-media project that used vintage black-and-white photographs of Azerbaijan, which the artist reimagined in bright paintings in his modern style. Orkhan's current project includes a new digital composition that allows viewers to fully integrate themselves in the 3D labyrinth of his artwork, which was shown in the ARTIM exhibition 'Full Emptiness' of virtual reality art in September 2018.
Orkhan's paintings are well-known for their intricate and dramatic compositions that depict social and spiritual concerns. He is continually producing new artwork that expands on his existing approach in order to better develop his own style, which mimics surrealism and cubist composition while being rendered with a postmodern perspective. His artwork is contemplative and engaging because many of his paintings incorporate animals and floral motifs that are suggestive of inner discovery. His artworks are layered with swirls of color and patterns through which more figurative imagery arise, and he plays with scale and depth in his pieces, demonstrating the influence of graphic art. In 2016, he took part in an experimental 'Art Dialogue' event in which he made a canvas in real-time in response to a live cast of Sabina Velibekova's poems set to music composed by Ramin Guliyev.

Exhibitions and Event 2013: Exhibition dedicated to “Khojaly Genocide” in Berlin-Baku Gallery in Berlin, Germany.
2013: “Oil as a treasure of Azerbaijan” exhibition.
2013: Exhibition “Ganja” by young artists.
2013: Young talents of Turkish World festival.
2013: “Art day” event.
2014: “Art Energy - 20” exhibition. 2014 - At framework ARTİM ."İNVASİON MUSİUM 2014" Contemporary Art Exhibition.
2014: "Curatorial practices of contemporary Art" course taught by Sabina Shikhlinskaya. 2014 - "In/Trend/out"
2014: "Reanimation"
2015: Fest I Nova Garikula 2015
2016: "Sırğa olsun" Contemporary Art Exhibition.
2016: ARTIM project "Half Truth" exhibition.
2017: VIII International Art Festival “Maiden Tower”, Baku, Azerbaijan
2017: VI International Art Festival “From Waste to Art”, Baku, Azerbaijan


Warm impressions, 2020
Acrylic, canvas
80 x 110 cm

  Blooming house, 2022
Acrylic, canvas
60 x 130 cm

Trilogy, humility, d 30, 2021
Mixed media 

Fragmentation, 2021
Canvas, acrylic
50X50 cm

Man of 1000 faces, 2021
Canvas, acrylic
50X50 cm