Tell us about yourself!
My name is Peter Bremers. I was born, live and work in the Netherlands. As an artist I started my career making light sculptures, combining many materials including marble, acrylics, metal, and rubber. I still consider my work to be very much about light, in its material as well as spiritual meaning.
What draws you to the material you work with, and why have you chosen the processes that you use in your work?
Glass became my favorite medium once I realized its many possibilities in using different techniques. It allows me to work transparent, translucent, emotional, conceptual and mystical. Glass is uniquely 4-dimensional as 'front' and 'back' of a sculpture can be seen at once, simultaneous. It also allows seeing inside the matter which is between the inner and outer 'shell' of a form.
What themes do you pursue in your work?
My inspiration comes from many sources: nature, traveling, philosophical and spiritual concepts as well as the interaction between material, form, and light. Recently I investigate the way we perceive things, all individually different while looking at the same. Who we are, by what we have been formed and what our belief system is, creates our specific perception of 'reality'. A deeper understanding and accepting of this phenomena can help us to be tolerant, empathetic and
What is your dream project?
My dream project is always what I am working on next. After 40 years of being a sculptor, I enjoy each new development in my work realizing that I barely scratched the surface of the ocean of ideas I have access to. As an artist and human being, I am always looking for growth and new (ad)ventures! It`s one of the reasons why I love commissions, as they push you to think 'out of the box'.
If you weren't working in this field, what career would you choose?
No idea! Something creative for sure.
What's something about you that most people don't know?
I studied Psychosynthesis.
Why are you a member of GAS?
The GAS community is supportive of the individual as well as the glass art movement. The annual conference is a chance to meet colleagues, learn and share knowledge and ideas and... to hang out with friends.
To learn more about Peter Bremers, visit his GAS MEMBER PROFILE PAGE
Personal website: www.peterbremers.com
FB: Peter Bremers + Peter Bremers Glass Art
Bremers Peter AURA 2009, dim. 123x46.5x11.8 inch, 309x117x29 cm.
Bremers Peter, LYRICAL 2017, dim.137x42x28 inch, 348x107x72cm.
Peter Bremers, Inverted Space 2017, dim.16.6x19.8x13 inch, 42x49x33cm.
Peter Bremers, 7 Bodies Installation 2017, Fort Wayne Museum of Art