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Gëzim Hidri

Gëzim Hidri Stone sculptor
Contact
Albanian, English, Greek
Hours:
Monday to Saturday 08:00 - 17:00
Phone:
+355 (0)696326070
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Carving a life out of stone

  • • Gëzim principally makes sculptures and large mosaic pieces
  • • He is convinced he knows stone as well as he knows himself
  • • He particularly enjoys the sound of his tools when he carves

Born in 1969 in Albania, Gëzim Hidri developed a strong talent and passion for painting from an early age. That drove him to study art in high school and later at the University of Arts in Tirana, Albania, where he specialised in monumental painting. In 1990, he started a hunger strike with other students in defiance of the communist regime. It forced him to emigrate in 1990, and he started a career as a painter, sculptor and mosaic maker in Greece. Gëzim later settled in the United Kingdom where he worked on the restoration of a Greek Orthodox church. He also dedicated himself to the field of marble carving, opening his own company called Orbit Marble & Granit. After eight years, Gëzim returned to his hometown, Librazhd in Albania, and started to work with natural stones found on the riverbanks.

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Works

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Stone Water Sink

The materials used to create this water sink is natural stone , hand carved with differend tools, The dimensions are of this stone sink is 60cm width 49 length, It weighs 19kg, before being carved its stone weight was 80kg and was created during the year 2017. As well as this water sink I have produced other water sinks that come in different sizes and different stones. Every sink is custem made, no copies.

Width 60 cm
Length 49 cm

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Fireplace

A stone hand carved fireplace everything hand carved using black stone evan it's motives on the surface head of the Albanian heroic symbol head " Skenderbeg". The weight of this fireplace is 400kg it was produced during 2018 the dimensions are in 1.40 width and 1.38cm in hight.

Width 1.4 m
Height 1.38 m

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Mosaic Floor

All the stones placed on the motive part on the floor are in the dimensions of 1cm(cube) or evan smaller ,as for the part around the motive the stones go by the dimensions 4cm in hight 4cm width and the stones are 1cmcube in thicknes. (4xm×4cm×1cm).This mosaic is 10meters long and 2.60meters in width. It was produced during 2010.

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Stone vase

Hand carved from a natural block of stone , the weight is 1.8kg the dimensions are 26cm width 15cm hight it was produced during 2019.

Width 26 cm
Height 15 cm

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