The sculptor Eva Skupin was born in Laucha on the Unstrut in 1965. In 1982, the artist started an apprenticeship as a wood sculptor in Empfertshausen. After finishing the apprenticeship she worked as a theater artist at the state theater in Meiningen from 1984 to 1986.
Eva Skupin returned to school. She studied theater plastic for two years at the School of Fine Arts in Dresden, followed by another five years of study in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg with Prof. W. Uhlig and Prof. Tim Scott. As a master student of the British sculptor Tim Scott she finished her studies. She worked at the state theater in Meiningen as a theater artist and as a stage assistant for another 7 years. In 2002 her self-employment as a freelance sculptor started. In 2003 the studio “Veldtart“ with its own gallery opened at her place of residence in Mehmels. Since 1997 Eva Skupin has been a member of the Association of Visual Artists Thuringia e. V. and the Federal Association of Visual Artists. In 2018 she joined the artists‘ association “GEDOK“ Franken.
The artist works for parks, gardens and open landscapes. She carries out public contracts for cities and communities and designs works of art for sacred interiors and private living areas. She conducts sculpture classes at home and abroad and organizes, together with the artist community “Skupin-Reuter“, art trips to Paris, Venice, Florence.
Foreign, old sculptor cultures interest and inspire her again and again.
In sculpture, the broken stone in the quarry plays a central role. It sets the shapes which are pursued and deepened by her. Other materials for Eva Skupin are wood and bronze.
Important projects & stations:
- Sculptor symposia took her to Russia, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, Portugal, France and England.
- Study trips to Peru, India, Sri Lanka, Australia and the USA.
The sculptor works in her studio “Veldtart“ in the community Mehmels in the district of Schmalkalden-Meiningen in Thuringia at present.