Photoessay: "Whoever has money has no taste, whoever has taste - no money."

''Çalışmışam heç vaxt əsəbi halda iş görməyim. Əsəbi iş gördüyüm zaman, bu, mütləq heykəldə öz əksini tapacaq''

''Çalışmışam heç vaxt əsəbi halda iş görməyim. Əsəbi iş gördüyüm zaman, bu, mütləq heykəldə öz əksini tapacaq''

Sculptor Zamin Rzayev was born in 1989 in Nakhichevan. His parents made sure he had the necessary resources to develop his talent for drawing, which he developed at an early age. 

Later, he turned to clay as his artistic medium. He later entered the Academy of Art, where he would spend most of his time in the workshop studying his craft. 

According to Zamin, there’s nothing hard or difficult about art - one simply has to love one’s work in order for it to seem easy. 

“In order to create a sculpture, sometimes you need a few months. You can, of course, turn one out in a shorter period of time, but it won’t be as successful a piece as you might have wanted. When I am creating, new ideas constantly come to my mind. And every time I make better and better additions to the piece I had originally conceived of. This in turn inspires me for other works. 

If a rich but tasteless person begins to tell me how to go about the job, I lose my inspiration rather quickly. Currently, whoever has money doesn’t have taste - and whoever has taste doesn’t have money. That’s why I’d like to improve my financial situation in the future, so as to be able to gift sculptures that I’ve made with love to people with good taste.”

Zamin spends much of his time working in this room

Zamin spends much of his time working in this room

Zamin measures the arm of a model for his next piece

Zamin measures the arm of a model for his next piece

Zamin measures the arm of his sculpture

Zamin measures the arm of his sculpture

He spends much of his day giving form to clay

He spends much of his day giving form to clay

Zamin uses special instruments to make changes to the sculpture

Zamin uses special instruments to make changes to the sculpture

Zamin carves away at one of his newest pieces

Zamin carves away at one of his newest pieces

One of Zamin’s sculptures against the background of the Academy of Art

One of Zamin’s sculptures against the background of the Academy of Art

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