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.”
“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.”