The international woodcarving show will present the artistic works of 120 talented participants from 70 different countries and regions. They will be joined by Americans artists to share ideas on this year’s theme “Roots”.
Most of our participants are going to work in a small group to demonstrate relief woodcarving. The audience can expect to see the affiliation of various woodcarving styles being made on a single wood slab. Through collaboration, we encourage the artistic development of the participating artists. The ultimate goal of the program is to rediscover how passion is shared beyond boundaries.
While each of them has their own unique characteristics, a different approach might just spark creativity!
Participants (In the alphabetical order of the country and region represented)
Eduart GJOPALAJThe mystical and unique characteristics of wood, a natural and live material, are what amaze Eduart from the very start. Many times the grain patterns of the wood itself are what guide and inspire him to bring his creative ideas to life. Eduart’s art work is influenced by different styles including modern, abstract and even religious themes.
Maksim PAPARIZOI finished the art high school on 1986. I have worked as a woodcarver in Gjirokaster, Albania. I took part in local and national galleries in Albania and Greece. From 1993 until today I work as a woodcarver on church, traditional and classic woodworks in Greece.
Kinley TENZINHe completed the Wood Carving Course from the National Institute of Zorigchusum in Thimphu in 2005. For the last 10 years, he has been working under Mr. Sangay Penjor as a wood carver. His work is part of the Buddha Project in Thimphu, Bhutan. He reconstructs and restores various temples in Bhutan. He does handicraft works and carves mask and other religious items for temples and monasteries.
Sangay PENJORHe has completed the Wood Carving Course from the National Institute of Zorigchusum in Trashi Yangtse in 2004. For the last 13 years, he has worked with the following Agencies/departments, including woodcarving works for the construction of Buddha Project in Thimphu, Bhutan. He reconstructs and restores various temples in Bhutan. He does handicraft works and carves mask and other religious items for temples and monasteries.
Gilson Firmino PEREIRAI am 38 years old, I have 23 years old of woodcarving experience. I am married I have 3 children. I am a native of Ibimirim Pernambuco and currently living in Taboão da serra São Paulo.
Kalina PAVLOVAMy art is founded on the principles of harmony with is environment and the surrounding architecture. Sometimes architecture and design are my guides in combining parts, at other times this happens more emotionally. I serve aesthetics with faith to detail, which I hope the viewer will feel for herself.