Park Franze from Sonnenfelse
Kurt Gebauer was born in Hradec nad Moravicí, he studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Brno and the Sculpture and Stonework School of Arts and Crafts in Hořice. In 1963-1969 he studied under professors Vincenc Makovský and Karel Lidický at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. In 1965, during his studies, he completed an internship with Professor Otto Herbert Hajek in Stuttgart and in 1972 he completed an internship with Professor César Baldaccini at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Since 1990 he has been working as a leading teacher and since 1992 he has been a professor at the Sculpture Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Since 2018 he has also been a professor at the Department of Art and Culture at the Faculty of Arts of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.
The sculpture from the "Trumpet" series by sculptor Kurt Gebauer combines a walking figure and an extremely strong warning. Internally, the artist calls it "Adolf Putin" and in the Franz von Sonnenfels Park in Mikulov he has placed it exactly on the east-west axis so that this blunt and forceful figure walks from the east. From a place from which evil and violence are now pouring down on Europe.
The sculptor Gebauer thus gives his work, a statue belonging to a wide series of various figures, a global context that goes beyond the statue as an object, its aesthetics and its form.
The work was created as part of the 29th edition of the Mikulov Art Symposium "workshop".