THE SALAD OF JOY: VEGGIES BY ILGIZ
A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.Laurie Colwin, fiction writer known for her recipes
In the kitchen of Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, hot fire melts metals and enamel, and cooks remarkable jewels.
From the capsule collection of 2023, "Fruitful Year" ("Урожайный год"), come the juicy, fun, geometric and colorful vegetables: carrot, radish and beetroot.
Through his eyes, everything has the potential to become art. Sifting everyday images, objects, ideas, sounds and smells through the sieve of his imagination, Ilgiz Fazulzyanov achieves the perfect harmony of shape and meaning.
An onion can make people cry, but there's never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.Will Rogers, humorist, actor and author
It is refreshing to see serious artists not take themselves too seriously, offering us such bursts of joy – and vitamins – for our creativity, heart and soul.
A carrot is a carrot: do not overthink it.
A radish is a radish: simple, crisp, fragrant and slightly bitter, and – in the eyes and fingers of the true artist – endlessly beautiful.
Portrait by Chris Gambrell.