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- Please introduce yourself.

- Hi, my name is Elvina, I am a student in Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction, I am in my 4th year. My major is Architecture.

- Elvina, why coffee-art?

- Honestly, I do not like to drink coffee, but I like how it smells. In my 1st year at the university, we had to submit our course works by watercolor. But instead of watercolor I choose coffee for interest and to be different from others. Then I decided to apply it to my own artworks after 2nd year of my university.

- You mentioned that you are the future architect, do you think to combine the coffee art with architecture?

- Yes, sure. I really enjoy to draw buildings with coffee art, and it really looks different from traditional watercolor technique. I already have some artworks

- Isn't it hard to take a time to your creativity among course works?

- Of course, it is. Sometimes I want to be busy with only coffee art, but very important assignment should have to be given. In this case, I stop myself, and I am going to submit my assignment. Otherwise, my first choice is always art.

- Do you know anyone who using coffee in their artworks?

- No, to be honest, I have not heard about anyone. I think it was established by me in Azerbaijan. There are those who I already tough this. I really want them to continue coffee art. As you know there are more people in the world who draw with coffee. So why not? It would be great if the artists use this technique commonly in Azerbaijan too.

- Do you have another alternative than coffee?

- Once I tested myself to draw with Brilliant Green, the result was very impressive. Secondly, I am planning to test red wine and coke.

-What do you think? Why do you are the only one dealing with it professionally?

- Many people do not know what I am talking about while explaining that I am a coffee artist. They have different versions of the technique I use. Some of them thought that I use coffee beans to draw somehow. I use only brewed coffee, so it is much thicker, and the effect it gave is absolutely impressive.

- What about interests among artist to coffee art, is it enough?

- Firstly, It seems to me, no. To teach the coffee art was offered to me a few weeks ago. I did not expect so many artists to join to my lesson. I was pleased to see the opposite scene than I estimated. So, we are planning to held the second course.

- Do you have special targets in terms of coffee art for the future?

- In the future, I'd like to have my own gallery, where both paintings will be taught, as well as running an exhibition hall. It would be great if I could hold an exhibition on coffee art. But unfortunately, now I am very busy with orders, I gave some of my works to their owners. Now I am collecting my artworks for the exhibition.

2017.03.17 / 12:24
Aysel Karimli
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