Born in the Greek island of Tinos, in Pyrgos village, Petros Marmarinos followed his familly’s long artistic tradition to be a sculptor and studied at the local school of fine arts. Pyrgos is the birthplace for some of the best marble sculptors who have showcased many great and unique samples of their art in Greece and abroad. Pyrgos village is the home of marble sculpture, an art that has been officially recognised and inscribed on UNESCO’s World Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
Since 1995, Petros Marmarinos keeps his own workshop and showroom, he is an active community member of the historic town of Pirgos and carries on the old tradition of marble sculpture. He creates objects of various dimensions as well as accepting commissions to create works for decorating internal and external spaces.
His famous “white doves” and “paper boats” all made from marble are some of his signature artworks. Very distinctive are also the household objects he creates. These include marble platers and tables -decorated with olives, pomegranates, ears of corn and grapes- and marble rum shots. They are either left on their natural bright white color, or they are colored drawing reference from ancient Greek sculpture.
Petros Marmarinos has participated in various exhibitions, gaining extensive media coverage for his work both in the press and television. His art has traveled far, adorning many private spaces and collections in Greece and abroad.