Biography - Elvisa Tatar
Early years, education
Elvisa Tatar was born in 1983 in Samarkand (Uzbekistan). In 1998 she graduated from Evpatoria School of Arts, then she entered the Crimean Engineering and Pedagogical University, the department of art pottery. Since 2008, she has participated in numerous group republican and foreign exhibitions.
Since 2012 she has been a member of the Crimean Crafts Chamber. The master uses the technique of decorative plastic; in addition, she combines many other techniques, using a variety of natural materials: clay, leather, burlap, wood.
As the author herself notes, the influence of Ramiz Netovkin’s architectural graphics on her work is noticeable, and she is also inspired by "old engravings and postcards with the views of Crimea."
Creativity and work
Elvisa is a sincere and creative person. It is the sincerity that helps the artist express her individuality. Choosing the plotline of the architectural landscape as a basis, the author plunges us into the half-forgotten world of Crimea's past. In her works, there are silhouettes of minarets and mosques, houses with tiled roofs in the streets of Bakhchisaray, Karasubazar, Kefe, Akyar, Gurzuf, Kok-Koza, Kutlak. The artist's ability to feel and reflect the atmosphere of the era with some small household detail gives each work a special significance.
“Clay is a unique, plastic, blessed material created by Allah. Clay is also a way of expressing yourself. Take a piece of clay in your hands, and even if you have never sculpted, you will immediately want to shape the piece, capture your mood. " E. Tatar.