SNOW FEST TEAMS
Germany / Subzero
Franziska Agrawal - Team Germany realizes works of Snow and Ice around the globe since 1999. Agrawal’s work is attributed to the distinct principle of concrete art, geometry and minimalism with focus on ’aesthetic essence’ coming ’directly from the mind’ – it’s about balance, reduction to the maximum and the transformation of what is. The sculpture shows something without similarities, a creation of form, surface and volume interacting with light, shadow and maximum use of the cube – dealing with matters of attachment, detachment and temporariness of existence.
Poland / Snow Art Poland
Snow Art Poland is a group of artist sculpting in a snow, created in 2014, by sculptor Tomasz Koclega – the leader of the team. Within the years Snow Art Poland participated in many competitions, representing Poland in Japan, China, Russia, France and Finland. The team received 7 international awards, at such well know contest like Sapporo Snow Festival – Harbin, China (three times), International Snow Sculpture Contest – Krasnoyarsk, Russia and at International Snow Sculpture Competition Japan Cup – Nayoro, Japan.
Ukraine / Team Ukraine
Our team has been formed in 2014. However, both of us have been working in the field of architecture, interior design, product design and public art. As a team we first started to work with snow as media, later on we tried sand sculpture, straw and hay sculpture (2016), and finally we got an experience to work with ice (2018). We had opportunity to participate in different competition and symposiums in different countries, including: USA, Canada, Mexico, KSA, China, Italy, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Ukraine. Creating short-lasting art is an interesting and challenging task, we do not regret that our installations last not very long, maybe because they are now always perfect and do not deserve to exist for a longer period of time. Ice and snow installations underlines, ephemerality,fragility and impermanency of everything on this planet – these are also the main themes for our sculptures.
Russia / The Lion’s pride
The team organically intertwined traditions of 3 regions – the famous Bogorodsky craft center of wood carving from the Moscow region, the academic art of St. Petersburg and contemporary art of the Finno-Ugric Republic of Udmurtia. Team members work not only in the snow they are winners of international festivals of sculpture made of wood, ice, concrete, stone and scrap metal.
Czech Republic / Brrr
4 men who enjoy working with snow. 3 are czech, one is a fin. One has not been to Finland before, for another one this will be his first snow sculpting festival.
Finland / Snow drop
We are an international three women team. We all study at the University Of Lapland. We wanted to participate on this event because we enjoy working with snow and ice and we want to get more experience in snow sculpting and events.
Germany / Team Black Forest
Team Black Forest Germany is located in the very south of Germany, close to the French and Swiss boarder. The German Black Forest is known for precision clocks, excellent food and exceptional landscape which inspire us and result in our unique sculptures. We enjoy the competition with other professional sulptors but also appreciate and enforce the "olympic spirit"
where competition is good, but Art, Respect and Frindship is much stronger and lasts, even when other teams are in trouble. We had the honor to attend the excellent Nallikari Snowsculpture event from the fist hour and were so much impressed by the lovely Finns, their country and their hospitality that coming back in 2020 was a no brainer for us.
Mexico / Jetset
Team Jetset Mexico is hot for many reasons, not only for the place we came from, also from the heat that moves us to compete internationally having all the odd agaist us. We want to share our passion with all the Nordic audience!
Belarus / Snowbank
We are a Duo of sculptors from Belarus and Serbia, we travel and create sculptures from different materials. We love snow – a great opportunity to implement your project in a giant size!