"On June 26, the Scogliera Viva: Sculpting the Sea competition took place in the city of Caorle on the northern coast of Italy. One of the three winners in 2021 was the sculptor and architect Peter Zaytsev.
The Scogliera Viva: Sculpting the Sea competition is held every two years. In 2021, it was held for the 20th time.
During the competition, authors from all over the world send ideas for their sculptures. Three winners, selected by a professional jury, get the opportunity to come to Caorle and bring their idea to life on the Adriatic coast by carving it in natural stone.
"On June 26, in the city of Caorle on the northern coast of Italy, the prizes of the Scogliera Viva: Sculpting the Sea competition took place. One of the three winners of 2021 was the sculptor and architect Peter Zaytsev, whose work is made in the technique of deep relief. This is the first sculpture of Peter in Italy, as well as the first sculpture realized by a Russian sculptor as part of Scogliera Viva in the entire 20-year history of the competition."
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"Second wind: sculptures by architect Peter Zaytsev.
Architect Peter Zaytsev tries himself in a new role and creates bronze, concrete and wood sculptures.
The architect Peter Zaytsev (we know him from the projects of za bor architects) changed his role and chose a new form of creative self-expression - sculpture. “I wanted to find a niche where I could not depend on anyone,” he says. Peter converted his wife's dressing room into a workshop and began experimenting with materials. In his portfolio, which has been collected over two years, you can see works made of bronze, concrete and wood.
Zaytsev developed the concrete casting technology himself, while the wood in his art pieces is upcycled from wooden pallets. “I am passionate about recycling. We've been sorting all of our recyclables at home for years,” says the architect. The owners of MORE SPA Hotel in Alushta were also passionate about recycling: they commissioned two 7 ft sculptures from Peter, which he is building using upcycled materials like wooden pallets and plastic."