Erwin Peeters (born 1964 works and lives in Belgium)
Erwin Peeters is a self taught sculptor that fervently continues in the tradition of the Antwerp wildlife artists.
The romanticism of the 19th century has obviously been replaced with a contemporary interpretation of the animal kingdom. The artists demonstrates a powerful form of simplicity. His amazing powers of observation are a testament to the seven years he worded as an animal keeper at the Antwerp Zoo.
His favourite objects includes, cougars, eagles,panthers, apes, archetypal creatures with a mythical quality. The portrayed animal receives an added dimension and that’s what art is about.
He creates a spiritual added value by giving expression to the instinctive character of the animal.
His bronze sculptures are casted in editions of 6+4 a.p.