Gheorghi Filin is a sculptor based in Carrara, Italy, who specializes in working with marble. Filin regularly attends symposiums internationally, and has exhibited throughout Europe, China, and Taiwan.
Goddess of Love and Beauty
The flawless white Carrara marble of Italian sculptor Gheorghi Filin’s Venus is finely carved and smoothly polished, appearing as soft and delicate as the skin of a young woman. The organic combination of three rhombuses vertically stacked, in proportional harmony, is minimalistic in style and dynamic in composition. Subtly isolated as the most graceful parts of the female body, the lips, chin, chest, and torso are gently carved with soft elegant curves, especially the exquisitely treated torso, alluring and beautiful, symbolizing the source of life.
Gheorghi Filin with Venus, 2018. Photo: Courtesy of Gheorghi Filin
Carrara-based sculptor Gheorghi Filin adores the ocean and finds much of his creative inspiration from the myriad of creatures that live behind the waves, real or imaginary. Mermaid cleverly combines figurative representation with geometric abstraction, transforming the alluring mythological creature into an artistically-crafted reality. The sculpture is part of an established and on-going series that have been acquired in public collections throughout Europe, China, and Taiwan.
Gheorghi Filin, Mermaid, 2017 © Gheorghi Filin
Selected from an executive jury panel representing the Royal Commission for Riyadh City, Carrara-based artist Gheorghi Filin is invited to participate in Tuwaiq Sculpture 2024. The fifth edition of the symposium and exhibition held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, commences with the theme; Dimensions of Movement, which explores concepts of progress, modernity, and human aspiration.
Gheorghi Filin at Tuwaiq Sculpture, Riyadh, 2024. Photo: Courtesy of Gheorghi Filin
On July 20, 2019, the 2rd International Desert Sculpture Symposium & Land Art Festival opened in Minqin county, Wuwei city in Northwest China’s Gansu province.
Gheorghi Filin with sculpture Web of Dreams at the Desert Sculpture Symposium. Photo: Courtesy of Gheorghi Filin
Carrara-based artist Gheorghi Filin’s large-scale sculpture is now on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei. The 1999 marble sculpture Mermaid measures over four meters, and is the centrepiece to the group exhibition Hiding in the Island, which explores the history and geopolitics of art from Eastern Taiwan.
Installation view, MoCA Taipei. Photo: Courtesy of Gheorghi Filin