Sudarshan Pattnaik ” The inventor of sand art in India”

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Sudarshan Pattnaik ” The inventor of sand art in India” was born in Puri, (The Land of Lord Jagannath) Odisha . While playing with sands, he has developed the art of making small sculptures.  He is a self learner and  has learned this form of art by himself without any guidance but only by practice and creative ideas. He started sculpting images on sand since the age of seven. He has designed hundreds of sand sculpture. In the recent years people have started focusing on this art form. Now Sudarshan has many students working under his arm.With his skills and creativity, he has tried to represent the current global issues, concerns besides culture like Global Warming, AIDS etc. Till date he has given life to hundreds of sand sculptures. He has captured most renowned personalities of the world in his sculptures like Obama, Michael Jackson and many others. He has considered art as a service and tried to spread the message of  brotherhood, peace and love through his art.Sudarsan won the People’s Choice Award at the 1st Moscow International Sand Sculpture Championship held in Russia.

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Awards and Honours 

  • At 1998 UNITED KINGDOM Exhibited during the world travel market held at Early Court, London in November 1998 with support of Govt. of India Tourist Office, London.
  • At 1999 UNITED KINGDOM Exhibited during the world cup Cricket 99 held at EDGBASTON.
  • At 2000 FRANCE World Sand Sculpturing Championship.
  • At 2000 CHINA International Sand Sculpturing Championship.
  • At 2000 UNITED KINGDOM International Sand Sculpturing Festival at Glassgow.
  • At 2001 SINGAPORE Participated in SANTOSA SANDSTATION 3 June 2001, “Splendours of Golden Asia”.
  • At 2001 DENMARK International Sand Sculpture festival 2001 Blokhus on 25 June 2001.
  • At 2001 ITALY 3rd prize in world’s master Sand Sculpturing championship.
  • At 2002 NETHERLANDS Singles International Sand Sculpturing comptetion at SCHEVENINGEN on 6th may 2002.
  • At 2002 JAPAN Champions medal in “29th International Snow Statue Contest 2002″ at SAPPORO JAPAN.
  • At 2002 Belgium Sand Sculpture Festival BLANKENBERGE.
  • At 2002 NETHERLANDS The Dutch Sand Sculpture Festival Thorn 2002-03 at Holland in July.
  • At 2002 CHINA The First China Ningxia Sand Lake International Sand Sculpture event.
  • At 2003 CHINA The 3rd Luilang colour Sand Festival Demonstration Prize at china 2003.
  • At 2003 SPAIN 2nd Prize inInternational Sand Sculpture Championship at Valadoli, Spain.
  • At 2003 GERMANY 3rd Prize at Berlin International Sand Sculpture Championship.
  • At 2003 CHINA 4th Prize at China International Sand Sculpture comptetion.
  • At 2004 UAE Sand Sculpture Demonstration at Muscat Festival 2004 at Oman.
  • At 2004 GERMANY Participated at Sand World Festival at Travemunda.
  • At 2004 GERMANY Public Prize at 2nd Berlin Sand Station Competition.
  • At 2004 AUSTRALIA Participated at Sand Sculpting at Melbourne.
  • At 2005 USA Participated in Houston International Festival at Houston Texas. TAJMAHAL recreated in Sand.
  • At 2005 Germany 1st Prize at3rd Berlin International Sand Sculpture comptetion.
  • At 2006 CANADA Representing India on Tournament of World Championship of Sand Sculpture.
  • At 2006 DOHA Demonstrating on 15th Asian Game Doha, Qatar.
  • At 2007 JAPAN Represented India at 34th Sapporo Snow Sculpture Festival.
  • At 2007 UAE Demonstrating Sand Sculpture at International Student conference 2007 at Abu Dhabi.
  • At 2007 MALAYSIA Representing India in 1st International Sand Sculpture Festival.
  • At 2007 TURKEY Representing India at 1st Instansbul International Sand Sculpture Festival.
  • At 2007 Berlin 5th Public Prize at Berlin Representing India in 1st International Sand Sculpture Festival.
  • At 2007 RUHR 1st Audience prize at Representing India in 1st International Sand Sculpture Festival.
  • At 2008 JAPAN Represented India in Tottori Sand Mueseum.
  • At 2008 MOSCOW Won people choice prize at 1st International Sand Sculpture Festival.
  • At 2008 Berlin Won 1st Prize at USF World Championship 2008, Berlin. And got the title of world Champion.
  • At 2009 JAPAN Participated in World Sand Art Festival.
  • At 2009 MOSCOW Won Special Prize at world Sand Sculpture Championship 2009, by Russia Government.
  • At 2009 South Africa Won Korea Sand sculpture award 2009 at 4th Haeundae Sand Festival at Busan.
  • At 2009 Berlin Won People Choice prize at 2nd USF World Championship 2008, Berlin Germany.

 

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