VAGIF RAKHMANOV’S SCULPTURE EXPOSITION OPENS IN ASTANA
Famous contemporary sculptor Vagif Rakhmanov has presented his works in Astana for the first time. The exhibition consists of about thirty pieces under the general title "Melody". Each art piece by Vagif Rakhmanov represents music, frozen in glass, stone and bronze. In his statuettes, the author very accurately reveals the themes of motherhood, femininity, love, not only to the people, but also to animals. The master’s works were made in an unusual technique, with the help of which, the materials seem to flow into each other, creating a feeling of a complete composition.
ZHANNA YENSEBAEVA, DIRECTOR, HAS SANAT GALLERY:
- You can talk about him on and on. Since 1967 he had been member of the Union of Artists of the Soviet Union. He is a member of the Union of Artists of Kazakhstan now; he is an honored art worker of our country, laureate of many international prizes. He is also a member of the International Sculptors' Society in Italy, in Toronto. He has had more than 135 exhibitions in different countries.
Vagif Rakhmanov was born in Azerbaijan in 1940. In the 1970s, after graduating from the Surikov Institute of Art in Moscow, he moved to Kazakhstan. It was at this time that his bright creative journey began. He became known as a sculptor with his own unique style.
ARDAK YUSSUPOVA, ART CRITIC:
- Vagif Yusopovich is versatile; he has a lot of works in different techniques, including bronze, chamotte, metal, stone, he makes monumental sculptures, easel and round sculptures.
The master is known to connoisseurs of fine arts, both in Kazakhstan and abroad, where he exhibits his works to their judgment quite often. Many of the sculptor's exhibitions took place in Canada, in which he had once lived and worked. Vagif Rakhmanov's exhibition will last till the end of May.