Rzgar Aziz, Mask Maker

    Rzgar Aziz, Mask Maker

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    Rsgar Aziz, Mask Maker

    Born in Kurdistan, Rsgar visited Venice in the mid 90s and fell in love with the city, its traditions and, most of all, with its Carnival. Since then, Rsgar who is originally a calligrapher, decided to craft his own masks and decorate them with his personal and remarkable touch.

    Techniques

    Rzgar creates and decorates his masks entirely by hand, in the respect of the ancient venetian techniques: the casting of an initial mold, the making of the shape with the use of papier-mache and wallpaper glue, the colouring and the decoration by hand. His elegant touch, the choice of typically venetian colours and the fine use of a final layer of gloss,  imprint a strong and authentic identity to his original creations.

    Philosophy

    Since he first started his workshop, Rzgar immediately had a clear idea of the final product he wanted to offer to his customers. As a consequence, he has chosen to be always working alone because, as he says, only the person who conceived the original idea can craft that ideal of beauty into reality, providing a high quality, unique and authentic production.

    I want to do everything by myself because no one but me, not another artisan nor an artist, can see and therefore produce exactly what i am imagining for my clients.

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