Introduction speech as representant of the sculptors before the prominent
and guests of the 8th international sculptor symposium in LAONGO,
BurkinaFaso, in March 2008.
An art educator enthusiastically
Gustav Schubotz, born in Namibia, (former Southwest-Africa) is a German
sculptor of high repute. The artist starts his large comeback to
symposium with these 8th edition of the international sculptor symposium
in granite of Laongo after 3 years break. He had broken his ellbow
after a 5meter fall of ladder. "it is already a good thing
for me, that Africa and especially Burkina Faso gives me back my
energy", he said concerning his participation in the meeting
For Gustav Schubotz granite sculpturing is a journey into the
inside, into his memories. He developed his talent already, when
he played since his earliest childhood on the granite mountains
of Namibia. Later he became a Professeur for free art after in a
long study in his country, Germany. He passed his realizations on
to other sculptors at the academy of Lyon. His slogan or Credo contains
the integration of the children into the art process. Since he was
very in demand from artists, he had to limit the instruction time
in favor of creation of large sculptures, which became his speciality.
His works are represented world-wide as in
Het is very lucky that he may work with African artists, particularly
due to their close relationship with nature.
- France Italy, Spain
- Germany, Austria,
- Syria and Namibia.