Antarctic Splendour Video

Antarctic Splendour video

Artistic Journey to Antarctica

This video highlights one of the the most prolific Contemporary Glass Artist and his artistic journey to to Antarctica. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is incredibly grateful to Peter for sharing his work in the Peter Bremers: Inward Journey exhibit on view until August 31, 2014. Peter has requested we share this video created back in 2002, to help spread the stories behind his artistic inspiration and process.

2015 43rd Annual International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition

The largest contemporary glass art event of the year, the 43rd Annual International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition at Habatat Galleries. 2015 year’s International has invited some of the most interesting artists working with glass today!
Over 100 artists who represent 32 different countries have send the finest examples of their work to enjoy! The gallery also displayed over 500 works from the largest glass inventory for sale in the United States.
Peter Bremers is one of the artists in attendance of Habatat Galleries 43rd International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition. Peter was awarded the Museum Award in 2014 and the Collector’s Award in 2015. Click to see a sample of the works that Peter will had on display!

An Artist's Journey

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AN ARTIST’S JOURNEY

Authors:
Joshua Rose

Matisse and Caroline Etienne
Dr. Sven Hauschke
Charles A. Shepard III
Peter Bremers
With this publication Peter Bremers (1957) made the square into a round! The book weighing over 3 kilos​, almost 7 pounds​, measuring​ 30,3 x 30,3 cm square, about​ 12 x 12​ inch, describes his life and works as a journey, making the circle of his vast collection round.

This extraordinary well-made book, with such nice design, paper, binding and printing is a feast to read.

The hard cover is white ​with the name of the artist in the colors of the combined works of his oeuvre on the spine of the book and a thoughtful personal text and portrait on the back.

With the Preface text for the Dutch edition ​by Caroline and Matisse Etienne, working with Bremers for more than 20 ​years after the first solo with Rob van der Doel in their Prague gallery in 1994​, the gallery owners describe their relationship with the artist​. In the international version this chapter is replaced by an essay by Sven Hauschke​, director of the European Glass Museum​.
T​he Introduction, executive Director of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. He​ sketches in his contribution the art of sculpture and specifically​ the art of glass sculptures by Peter Bremers in that context​.
In the chapter Light, the interview with Joshua Rose starts on nature, environment, landscape and light. ​Already​ during​ his art education​ from 1976 to 1980 at the University of Fine Arts, Sculpture Department in Maastricht and from 1986 to 1988 at the Jan van Eyck Akademie, Post Academic Institute for Art & Design ​also in ​Maastricht, Bremers makes ​light sculptures using acrylic filters, lenses​ and prisms to stir the halogen light beams to project spectral colors.
​T​he chapter Blown, commemorates ​the artist meeting with Andries Copier at a glass workshop in Maastricht,​ which turned Bremers career towards glass.​ The early​ work in blown glass and​ later Graal technique with large, good photos are shown on these pages. Bremers talks about the light that is always present in his glass sculptures, even when it is black and the light seems absent.
The painter Bruce Thurman describes the collaborative works that were so ​interesting to make because of the intriguing​ combination of both worlds: painted, narrative panels and integrated glass object. In the Magic of Graal, ​the fruitful ​cooperation with master blower ​Neil Wilkin from 1989 to recent years is the subject of the interview.​
In Icebergs the text continues on exploring glass as a medium, as well as the significance of color. It also clarifies the artist’s voyages to Antarctica and the Antarctic and their influence on his work. ​It spurred Bremers to explore new sculptural forms within the theme Icebergs. ​Assisted by Michael Behrens and with the help of Czech professionals working in kiln casting glass techniques.
Canyons & Deserts, the opposite in colors and shapes, yellow​-​red sculptures populate those pages​,​ with great photos​ of landscapes also made by​ the artist​.
​T​he chapters Nudes show​ human forms, often rather abstracted. Bremers talks about his difficult relationship with figurative work. ​
Outdoor ​gives examples of diverse objects created in low expansion glass, that are placed outside.​ This special glass is a result of the collaboration with Ruda Banas Glass and Studio Lhotsky. T​he shapes often ​have open core forms, penetrating the space.
In ​In​ward Journey the artist shows his latest artistic development. With titles like Traveling, Perception and Transformation, the work is more contemplative. It relates to how extensive traveling has influenced him and how it has changed his world view.
The pages Project​s,​ show commissioned work and the use of different approaches and techniques, relevant to specific architectural sites and it inhabitants. The colophon ends the book.
In the Dutch version, there is an extra chapter:  Collectors. 20 pages where a selection of collectors wrote Dutch texts on their experiences with collecting Bremers’ works.
All glassmakers whom Bremers works with are shown on photos throughout the book.

A book as a precious possession, to read and to study how Bremers’ work developed.

Price:
Europe ​€ 69 excl. shipping, ​rest of the world $99 USD excl. shipping.
To be ordered via [email protected]
Edition: 2,000
ISBN/EAN 978 90 8055511 0 7
Publisher: Peter Bremers
P.O. Box 27
6120 AA Born
The Netherlands

Etienne Gallery in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands

11 October – 16 November 2014

Etienne Gallery in Oisterwijk

The biggest exhibition ever of my glass art works, from over 20 years. Celebrating collaboration and friendship with Etienne Gallery in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands.
Ter gelegenheid van 20 jaar samenwerking tussen Etienne Gallery en beeldhouwer Peter Bremers, resenteren wij in onze galerie zijn grootste overzichtstentoonstelling ooit, met meer dan 60 werken!
DE LIND 38 | OISTERWIJK | 013 – 529 95 99
WOENSDAG T/M ZONDAG 12.00 – 17.00 UUR

Trends in Contemporary Glass Art – Shanghai Himalaya Museum

16 September – 2 November 2014

Trends in Contemporary Glass Art

I’m excited to be part of “Trends in Contemporary Glass Art“, at The Shanghai Zendai Himalayas Art Museum, China, in collaboration with Litvak Gallery.
The exhibition brings together eight of the world’s leading glass artists working in various different glass techniques such as: casting, carving, fusing, lampworking and blowing. For these artists, glass is their primary medium of choice and together, along with other talented glass artists they compose what we now call the “Glass Studio Movement” or “New Glass”.
The movement, which began in Europe in the 1960’s and spread rapidly to artists working in the United States totally transformed the way we look and think about glass. It allowed artists working with glass to break free with established traditions and move towards exploring the boundaries of the medium in terms of technique, size and shape thus transforming it from glass for utilitarian and decorative use such as dished, pitchers and vases into an established artistic media.
Artists: Peter Bremers,Lucio Bubacco, Václav Cigler,Richard Jolley,Václav Machač,Jaromír Rybák,Julius Weiland,William Morris
Organizer: Shanghai Himalaya Museum
Co-Organizer: Litvak Gallery
DATES: Sep,16 – Nov.2, 2014
VENUE: 4F, Shanghai Himalayas Museum

Festival of Glass – Hsinchu Museum

12 July – 31 August 2014
Hsinchu Museum of Glass Art in Taiwan. Celebrating a festival of glass in this town, that is the center of glass in Taiwan, with this very international exhibition, including two of my Transformation sculptures.

Taiwan express their comments

Glass art exhibit at the Hsinchu glass museum. Interesting how people in Taiwan express their comments on the art work on yellow stickers! Wish I could read them!

Hsinchu Museum

The Glass Museum located in the Northwest direction of Hsinchu Park was opened officially on December 18, 1999. Glass Museum was reconstructed from the Autonomous Club House, which was built in 1936 for use of lodging and feasting when Japanese royal family and government officials came to Taiwan to make the rounds. A home recreational atmosphere pervades both the garden outside and the space and setting inside, much suited to the exquisite and delicate features of glass craft. The museum has retained the European style of oriental modern architecture through the standing bricks on the southeast corner of the building and the classical image of the foyer.

Inward Journey – Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Inward Journey

June 28 – August 31, 2014
At Fort Wayne Museum of Art – featuring my first solo exhibition in an American Museum. Proud of this beautiful display of my work! Accompanied by a lovely catalog.
The prevailing concepts best described as, “We see the natural world as something separate from ourselves; exploit its gifts without restraint for economic gain, and by doing so turn it from an age-old friend into a hostile force. We show little trace of gratitude and seem to forget that we are ourselves an intricate part of nature.” – Peter Bremers

Glass Today: 21st-Century Innovations

21 June – 21 September 2014

Glass today: 21st Century Innovations

A wonderfully curated exhibition of contemporary art using glass as its main medium. Hosted by the New Britain Museum of American Art, and accompanied by a very nice catalog! Featuring Traveling VIII`13, dim. 26X26x4 inch
Glass Today: 21st-Century Innovations, celebrates glass as a material for contemporary art—sculpture, installation, video and even painting and printmaking.
This group exhibition, brings together over 80 works by 66 artists united by their ability to manipulate the properties and potentialities of the medium. Three themes—Nature & Landscape; Form & Color; and Narrative & Symbol—serve as loose connective tissue between the sheer diversity of techniques, aesthetics and conceptual goals achieved by each of the exhibiting artists.