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~Featured Artist~
Ilya Filimontsev -Moscow, Russia

Ilya Filimontsev, November 2017
 Ilya at the 2017 Jesolo Sand Nativity
Venice, Italy

    Ilya is in my opinion, at the very pinnacle of  the cadre of working Grand Master sand sculptors around the world.
  He is classically trained, and incredibly fast. Thus, he is in demand on tour and is technically & proportionately more prolific in his awesome output, than any other sand carver I am aware of.
  His generous and kind nature finds other sculptors coming to him for tips and advice on a variety of matters ranging from questions of line, form and perspective, to overall compositional structure.
Considering his relatively young age -even though he has been at the top of the game for years and has already compiled a massive and utterly impressive body of work; one can only imagine (with wonderment) what the future will bring in terms of his new pieces, years from now.
  I have assigned Ilya to be the lead designer and carver on the crew that will render the Sand Nativity for the city of Jesolo, which will be presented at Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, in the winter of 2018, right after our 17th edition of the Sand Nativity 2018 in Jesolo.
Here are a few images of Ilya's work for this edition:
GO AND DO LIKEWISE
(see more in the photo galleries and even more from other events in the SOS Archives)
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Ilya's assignment
"Return of the Prodigal Son

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Ilya's
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Featured Artist
Ilya Filimontsev  of Moscow, Russia


Ilya Filimontsev 2017
   Ilya is perhaps one of the hardest working master sand carvers in the world today, or ever.
His raw power which provides for his being able to produce high volume, high quality work is only eclipsed by his incredible talent.
 Clearly the man is in a league of his own on the entire world sand scene. & By a considerable margin.

Ilya will be an integral figure on the design team in the upcoming commission of a Sand Nativity at St. Peters Basilica in the Holy Vatican City,  in December 2018. A year and a half hence, from the time of this writing.

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Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC
the Sultans Of Sand Worldwide
Featured Artist

Ilya Filimontsev
Ilya Filimontsev
Russia 
b. September 01, 1976


 
Ilya Filimontsev.
Studied art at Moscow Art College of Applied Arts and Moscow Academic Art Institute named after Surikov
Ilya also works with ice, snow, clay, stone, wood.
He first did pro sand work at the 2005 Quebec ExpoCiti, Canada.
Ilya and Varano first met at the World Sand sculpting Championships in British Columbia in 2005.
This is his sixth engagement here in Jesolo. His first work with the Sultans Of Sand was in 2012, for  "Venizia Invasion Of the Goths"

" I like sculpting human figures, but I also like interesting experiments."

See more of Ilya's other works at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/119011598@N08/sets/72157641635399675/

&
https://www.facebook.com/ilya.filimontsev


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