Eight Bolivian artists were winners in the Arte Joven contest held recently in La Paz. In July and August, 340 artworks were received, of which four winners were selected in the painting category and four in the sculpture category.
“Sculpture should have themes from everyday life, it does not necessarily have to be a bust or model, but it should seek a concept from daily life,” said Juan Suntura, one of the Arte Joven winners.
Prizes included two tutorial sessions in painting, art school scholarships and participation in a workshop led by the renowned German sculptor Roswitha Schaab at the National Fine Arts Academy.
During the workshop, the young artists learned new techniques and had their works professionally critiqued. They used their tools and talent to create works such as “The Dragon,” by José Mamani and the “Joined Couple,” by Juan Suntura.
“I see that there is much talent among these young artists. Once one learns technique at school, one has to forge one’s own path and they already have,” said Schaab.