Aymen Azzam is a contemporary artist who began as a scholar of various glazes with special effects, investigating ancient technique methods and concepts.
Aymen Azzam is a contemporary artist who began as a scholar of various glazes with special effects, investigating ancient technique methods and concepts. Color spectrums of ancient Islamic lustre ware continually mesmerized the artist. His interest and exploration into the science of glazing lead him to venture crystalline and aventurine glazes, rare techniques all over the world.
His artwork is distinguished by clarity and simplicity, and more so by the on-going relationship between form and light as he employs forms to serve the reflection and diffusion of light and vis-a-versa where light shapes the perception of form.
His academic background in archaeology – with a thesis in chemical Analysis in ancient glazes- steered him to investigate lustre ware influenced by “Raqqa ware” raising an interest in taking ceramics to appear like precious stones and the spectrum light reflections of their surfaces.
His studies for a PHD degree in Islamic Arts are influencing his forms to create unity in variety and variety in unity through the interaction with their surroundings. He is continually trying to create a balance and harmony between the objects and their environment.