GEORGE KOSTURKOV – ARTIST STATEMENT
George Kosturkov was born in Bulgaria in 1942 and he studied at the Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. George has lived in Australia since 1968 and has his Studio and Gallery in Darlington, Western Australia. George Kosturkov has firmly established himself as a professional sculptor working in bronze, aluminium, copper and stainless steel. He exhibits locally, interstate and overseas and his work is represented in public and private collections. He has had the following one-man exhibitions:
1973 Churchill Gallery, Subiaco. Western Australia.
1974 Waterway Farm Studio, Byford. Western Australia.
1975 Concert Hall, Perth. Western Australia.
1978 Allendale Square, Perth. Western Australia.
1979-81 Fine Art Gallery, Perth. Western Australia.
1980 Manyung Gallery, Mt. Eliza . Victoria.
1982 The Niagra Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.
1982 Fine Art Gallery, Perth. Western Australia.
1985 Opera House, Sydney. New South Wales.
1985 Westpac Banking Corporation, George St., Sydney. New South Wales.
1988-95 Galleria Burswood Hotel, Perth. Western Australia.
1993 Stafford Gallery, Cottesloe. Western Australia.
George has also had numerous mixed Exhibitions in Australia and Hong Kong, with Major Western Australian Commissions as follows :
1979 “The Family” Cambridge St. Medical Centre, Wembley.
1980 “Yesterday-Today” Chamberlain John Deer Pty Ltd. Welshpool.
1983 “Life” East Point Plaza, Adelaide Terrace, Perth.
1983 “Kinetic” City of Bayswater Administrative Centre, Bayswater.
1988 “Celebration” City of Bayswater Administrative Centre, Bayswater.
1990 “Sand, Wind and Sea”, City of Mandurah Administrative Centre, Mandurah.
In his many years of creating distinctive sculptures for various organizations in the Arts, sporting and business enterprises; George Kosturkov has perfected the art of producing awards that are conceptually appropriate as well as being pleasing aesthetically. Among these are:
Australian Tourism Awards.
Citizen of the Year Award. Western Australia Week
The Western Australian Institute of Sport- Athlete of the Year Award
Flag International Excellence Award
Formula 3000 Award (Commissioned by Alexel Inc. Tokyo Japan.)
Hopman Cup Participants Sculptures (Commissioned by the Swan Brewery in 1993)
Golf Media Group West Perth. W.A.
Honda Australia – Dealership Award.
6PR Radio Station – Footballer of the Year
Victorian Racing Club – Australian Champion Racehorse Award.
Play A Round Golf Tours, Australasian Amateur Cup Award
Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence, Dep. of Minerals & Energy,WA
8th Fina World Swimming Championship Awards Perth. Western Australia. 1998
Veritas International. Employee Excellence Awards.
Sculptures by George Kosturkov are to be found in many parts of the world including, USA, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Japan, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Bulgaria and the United Kingdom.
“The Art is the sense of my life. The Art is my ideal for harmony. The Art is the celebration of my Bulgarian roots, the crown of my people’s tree, the shade to my spirit.” George Kosturkov.
(Translated from Bulgarian to English in 1970.)Close Bio
Title : Encircled
Artist : George Kosturkov
Medium : Bronze plated with chrome
Size : 34cm (h) x 13cm (w) x 9.5cm (d)
Price : $1529.00