2010 Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival(Taiwan) 2010 Argentinean Rachel Sword West Asian International Biennial Sculpture Competition 2011 BENQ International Sculpture Workshop (Beitou, Taiwan) 2011 International Stone Sculpture Symposium(Ashkelon, Israel)
Tobel's starting point in his sculptural work is an old medium - stone - through which, as a contemporary artist, he stands in opposition to the zeitgeist. Unlike the traditional or industrial working of stone, Tobel turns the work process on its head: only the interior of the monolithic stone block will be treated. The heart of the work, resulting from the removal of material, is a reduced graphic of empty space. The outer surfaces, which have been broken into, retain the exterior nature of the stone: raw, strange, eternal.