“To me these glass sculptures are an expression of emotional and spiritual vibration. They are free to be interpreted and seen as mirrors before our feelings, our vibrating ‘being’ and energetic well-being. The wavy movement is like the dance of life: from left to right, up and down, up look for balance and then disrupt it. We are vibration.” – Peter Bremers 2020
“Voor mij zijn deze glassculpturen een expressie van emotionele en spirituele vibratie. Ze zijn vrij om te worden geïnterpreteerd en te zien als spiegels voor onze gevoelens, ons vibrerend “zijn” en energetisch welbevinden. De golvende beweging is als de dans van het leven: van links naar rechts, op en neer, op zoek naar balans om deze vervolgens weer te verstoren. Wij zijn vibratie.” – Peter Bremers 2020
NEUES GLAS – NEW GLASS: art & architecture – No. 2 & 3 2020!!!
“The bright red cliffs of Arizona but also the crystal blue world of the Antarctic live in the glass objects of Dutch artist Peter Bremers. Hot-formed, cut, and polished gems, symphonies of color, light, and transparency reflect the landscapes the artist has traversed during his frequent journeys and wanderings.”
“Significant catalysts in Peter Bremers’ artistic career proved to be his travels, which made him an attentive observer of nature. ‘When we travel to other countries and cultures, not only our outer world changes but so does our inner world.’”
NG: “Can art change the world?”
PB: “Absolutely!!! Art observes, criticizes, transforms, asks questions, and most important: Art makes the invisible visible! Art is witness to culture and the cultural consciousness. Art is mundane, vulgar, and aggressive. Or spiritual, aesthetic, and disgusting. But it is always justified.”
“‘Rite of Passage’ is an exhibition of work from five series sculptor Peter Bremers has created in the last six years. Titles as Inward Journey, Perception, Positive Space, Vibration and Initiation, elude to personal and spiritual reflections put into form, mostly using glass.”
“What makes your work and approach unique?”
“As I was not trained as a glassblower, I approach material as a sculptor. The idea dictates the technique and the material to use. Even though I occasionally work with other materials, I have a deep love for glass as it is the only material that allows you to experience 4 dimensions as you can see the front and the back of a sculpture at the same time, as well as the matter and space in between. Glass with its transparency and translucency, transforms and shifts light and has an influence on the intensity of color. It can therefore mold emotion and spirituality, the profane and the celestial. This is always embedded in my work and makes it therefore very personal.”
“In a world with so much manmade ugliness I strive to create things of beauty that touch people’s hearts and give them pleasure as well as food for thought.”
Peter Bremers: Positive Space is on view at LewAllen Galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico from July 26-August 24, 2019.
“Over the course of his career, Dutch artist Peter Bremers has become known internationally as a true master of kiln-cast glass, employing reductive forms that arouse his viewers’ sensitivity to space and perception in graceful, nonverbal poems about light, color and form. In Positive Space, Bremers investigates the symbolic and metaphoric possibilities inherent in matters of volume and space, as well as the capacity of glass to hold light. For these works, Bremers centers his attention in particular on what distinguishes glass as a sculptural medium: its transparency, which allows viewers to look not only at its surface, but also within and through it.”