Pototsky shows skill in creating sculpture in less than 2 hours-A A +A
Saturday, October 23, 2010
A RUSSIAN artist yesterday made a sculptural bust of a Cebuano businessman in less than two hours.
With a lump of clay and Luis “Kiting” Moro Jr. as his model, Gregory Pototsky, who has 50 monuments erected around the world, showed art enthusiasts and fine arts students how he works as an artist.
“In making a sculptural portrait, we should create the character and the psychology of the person,” he said through his wife and translator Olga.
Pototsky, who has created a gallery of bronze portraits of outstanding contemporary figures, has some 30 artworks exhibited at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC), where the 2nd Philippine-Russia Forum is also being held.
He has donated to the Philippines a bust of Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, which is now installed at the front of CICC.
Last January, he also donated to the country a bust of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, which is installed in Manila.
Pototsky said he hopes to install in Cebu another sculptural work, which he calls “the symbol of kindness.”
“I feel very glad but I felt tired standing for more than an hour,” said Moro, who was surprised when Pototsky came up to him and told him to stand in the front.
Pototsky, born in 1954 in the Kurgan region, is a member of the Pedagogical Academy, the International Academy of Informatization and the international union of artists at the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 23, 2010.