The supreme guardian of german culture: Prof. Monika Grütters

Our new ambassador … we are extremely pleased, Prof. Grütters! Thank you very much in the name of international understanding, art and humanity. The artists of our alliance “art for africa” thank you.


Greetings from the Minister of State Prof. Monika Grütters MdB
For the website of the art project “Art for Africa”

Art can contribute to understanding and feeling (Empathy)  with people suffering from hunger, drought, disease and a lack of educational opportunities in a variety of ways. Art can show faces and stories behind sober numbers. Art can make the invisible visible. Art can open up ways of understanding through linguistic and cultural barriers. Art can broaden the boundaries of the imaginable – and thus also the limits of our empathy.

People in Africa need our empathy – and especially concrete help. The art alliance “Art for Africa”, which I like to support, shows that art can also mobilize forces for this. I would like to sincerely thank the participating artists for their great commitment and the willingness to promote humanitarian projects in West Africa through sales revenues.

Prof. Monika Grütters [Foto: Christof Rieken]

I wish them all the best for their common cause of alleviating need and opening up future perspectives!

Prof. Monika Grütters
Kulturstaatsministerin für Kultur und Medien




welcome Adjei!

We are very excited that you are with us as the first African representative. Godwin Adjei Sowah has always had the wish to be an Godwin Adjei Sowahartist. After having finished highschool, he attended the Ghanatta College of Arts from 1995 to 1998. He graduated receiving an award of the year’s best artist. To be able to make a living, he opened a small gallery-shop in Accra in order to present his own paintings, meet other artists, and offer painting courses. Passing his skills to kids, teens or adults is a big desire of his. The revenues of paintings and the workshops enable him to supply his family of three children with everything they need.

In his painting, Godwin Adjei Sowah relates to typical African motives. People in their natural surroundings and everyday chores form the contents of his colourful and vivid pieces of art. He is directly inspired by his environment or by internal images he tries to visualise. His medium is predominantly acrylic colour applied to canvas with painting knives and brushes. You will be transferred into African life immediately when you see his paintings.


Zyklus Island Gletscher explosiv__Dear Mrs Schryvers,

Everytime I come home, I cannot wait to have a look at the living room. This room is equipped quite conservatively and kept in warm shades. Now there is the counterpoint of the supposedly ice cold “Gletscher explosiv”, Explosive Glacier, and it warms me!

By now I am aware that I have to be sceptical towards myself when I am spontaneously attracted by a certain painting – as in Langenzersdorf. After half an hour, however, I was still ravished and bought it before other potential buyers could do so. Yesterday I tried several ways to hang it on different parts in my apartment, and finally chose a place where it very much stands out from its surroundings.

That is where I like it even more than at first sight last Sunday. I keep looking at it with joy, and I do not have to wear a coat despite the prickling frosty impression but instead I am feeling even warmer!

Thank you so much!

All the best, Einhart Scharpf

P.S.: For filing purposes I took a photo of the painting and saved it. This way I can send it to you again as document or reminder, although the impression of even a good quality photo will evidently never be the same as the original painting.


Positive Perspectivism

Solveig Rapelius

Solveig RapeliusRegarding her motivation in supporting “Action pro Humanity”, Solveig Rapelius says: “If one lives the thought of “positive perspectivism”, which means perceiving and appreciating very clearly small things and and, in doing so, also trying to reach new horizons, it is obvious that the consciousness of “We are fine!” can only be practised if there is also a positive impulse for those who are not that well.”

It is worth it to be curious:

To be human and to paint is one thing

Porträt Gabriele Musebrink

Expression of transformation, morphology in painting, birth and death – her “intuitive process painting” is a reflection of natural life processes while rooting out the pertaining materials and techniques in the process of painting. She is devoted to natural materials with a life of their own: Pigments, marble flour, soil, oils, dammar, bone glue, wax, natural whitewash and many more. Synthetic and ready-made colours are hardly used.

“Over more than 30 years I have been developing my own language and artificial form of expression, based on informal art yet going beyond it, resulting in pictural holographic objects.”

What a pleasure to have you with us, dear Gabriele, thank you!

art from the Bronxx

Andreas HorstmannAndreas Horstmann

Andreas has – besides his sculptures – also donated some of his new works to “Art for Africa”. What a pleasure!! Thanks Andreas.

The artist has – in his creative and humorous way – captured everyday things, inspired by the landscape of the Wendland. He even processed his glasses.


It is worth to have a look:


in touch with colours

Birgit C. Läpple Schryvers

Pigmente Ebenholz Mischtechnik auf Leinwand | Format 60 x 60 cm | 350 Euro (zzgl. 25 Euro Versand)These are about the right colours to enter Africa’s blaze and its zest for life. We are very happy to be able to conceive these new pieces of art. 75% of each painting’s revenue will be donated to the humanitarian work of Action pro Humanity. There is an urgent need for a gastroscopical device in the hospital – we would like to participate in the cost.

These are about the right colours to plunge into African colours and zest for life. We are happy to welcome these new artworks. 75% of the revenues will be given to the Action pro Humanität“. There is an urgent need for a gastroscopical device in the hospital – that is where we want to help out.

Kreative Flüchtlingshilfe Munich

There are so many who want to do something about the refugee crisis. It is just that some people lack the possibility of active work. That is why we suggest: Help with the purchase of art. You can do something good for yourself and other people as well… now also for the refugees work. We find that great!!

new artist: Dr. Anne Bartholomaeus

Anne Bartolomaeus

Anne Bartolomaeus

We welcome a new artist to “Art for Africa”: Anne Bartholomaeus from the north, Rostock. Anne donates some of her latest works to “Art for Africa”. Welcome Anne!

Further information on Anne Bartholomaeus.