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Meet the Sculptors: (Competitor) Andrius Petkus – Lithuania


Andrius Petkus (born 1976) is a Lithuanian sculptor from Palanga, a pioneer and promoter of sand sculpture in Lithuania. He established the sand sculpture park / museum in Palanga. He also works in woodcarving, ise and show and other media.

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In 1991 – 1996 Petkus studied Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts, Telšiai. Department of Artistic wood treatment. He obtained BA (1996 – 2000) and MA (2000 – 2002) degrees in sculpture from Vilnius Academy of Arts. He has had personal exhibitions in Lithuania and won many competitions in Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Italy, Finland, China, Australia, and the USA. Petkus is an organizer of international sculpture symposiums and art festivals in Lithuania (stone, wood, steel welding, pumpkin carving, fire sculptures and concrete).

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2014 World champion. First place. (International Sand Sculpture Championship in Moscow).

Andrius Petkus Smlio skulptorius Andrius Petkus Lietuvos vyr vaigdyn pasodino

2014 Second place at the International Sand Sculpture Festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Andrius Petkus Kauno alja Smlio skulptorius Andrius Petkus prie paskutins

2012 Fourth place at the International Sand Sculpture Championship "Neptune festival", Virginia Beach, USA.

2011 Third place at the International Sand Sculpture Festival, Perm, Russia.

2011 Fifth place at the International Sand Sculpture Championship "Neptune festival", Virginia Beach, USA.

2009 First place at the International Sand Sculpture Festival, Jelgava, Latvia.

2008 Second place at the International Sand Sculpture Festival, Jelgava, Latvia.

2007 Third place at the International Sand Sculpture Festival, Jelgava, Latvia.

2014 Second place at the International Sand Sculpture Festival, Palanga, 2014.

In summer 2015 he attracted attention with his sand sculpture Last Supper, showing 13 Lithuanian celebrities:Egmontas Bžeskas, Mantas Petruškevičius, Marijonas Mikutavičius, Arūnas Valinskas, Žilvinas Žvagulis, Stasys Povilaitis, Juozas Statkevičius, Vaidas Baumila, Žilvinas Grigaitis, Andrius Mamontovas, Algis Ramanauskas, Ramūnas Rudokas, with Arvydas Sabonis sitting in the place of Jesus Christ.

References

Andrius Petkus Wikipedia


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