Peter Bremers was born in 1957 in Einighausen, Netherlands. He attended the University of Fine Arts (Sculpture Department) in Maastrich, Netherlands. His introduction to glass came by accident after he was well-established as a light-sculptor, when he wandered into a glassblowing workshop and was enthralled by the molten, luminous material. He then studied glass at the Jan van Eyck Akademi, Post Academic Institute for Art & Design, also in Maastricht. He attended workshops at The Oude Horn in Leerdam and became an assistant to Bernard Hessen In 1989, he participated in a workshop with Lino Tagliapietra, in which Lino executed two of Peter’s designs that were subsequently purchased by the Municipal Museum of The City of The Hague. That same year, he went to work with Neil Wilkin in England, where he produced objects using the graal technique.
An inspirational voyage to Antarctica in 2001 was pivotal in carving a new creative path for Bremers. For an artist for whom light and form have always been paramount, the synthesis of ice, sky, and sea was electric. Attempts to conjure the essence of the icebergs in blown glass fell short, compelling Bremers to approach the medium in a new way. He called upon his training as a sculptor by carving the model from blocks of hard industrial foam. When the molds are ready they are carefully filled with colored glass. After the process of kiln -baking and slowly cooling the glass, the forms are unearthed from their protective cocoon, ground and polished to perfection; flawless abstractions of both a landscape and a state of mind are born.
The impact of Bremers’ polar excursions on both his spirit and his art is seen in subsequent series of work, such as those inspired by his frequent travels to Sedona and the American West. Through this heightened relationship with Earth’s most majestic and precarious spaces, Bremers has gained and instills an elevated sense of responsibility for its preservation.
Bremers has taught and exhibited around the world, from the Europe to Australia, Africa, China, and North American. His art is included in numerous collections including: the National Glass Museum (Leerdam, Netherlands); the Dutch Ministry of Justice (London, England); the Kunstgewerbe Museum (Berlin, Germany); the Palm Springs Art Museum (CA); and the National Liberty Museum (Philadelphia, PA). He has had solo and group exhibitions in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, the United States, Australia, Israel, Italy, Canada, Dubai, the Czech Republic, China, and Taiwan. Among other public commissions, he has done installations on the Queen Mary II and at the “Murano” Glass Hotel in Tacoma, WA.
1976-1980 University of Fine Arts, Sculpture Department, Maastricht, NL
1986-1988 Jan van Eyck Akademie, Post Academic Institute for Art & Design, Maastricht
1991 Den Haag, Gemeentemuseum, NL.
1992 A.B.P., Heerlen, NL.
1993 National Glassmuseum Leerdam, NL.
1997 Boymans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam
1998 National Glassmuseum Leerdam, NL.
Nationale Nederlanden Assurantien, Rotterdam
1999 National Glassmuseum Leerdam, NL. D.S.M., Heerlen, NL. Telfort International, NL.
2000 Den Haag, Gemeentemuseum, NL. 2001 National Glassmuseum Leerdam, NL.
2002 AON, London, England. Dutch Ministry of Justice, NL.
Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld Lette, Germany
2003 Kunstgewerbe Museum, Berlin, Germany
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark.
2004 Mobile Museum, Mobile, AL
D.S.M. collection, Delft, NL
Kunst und Gewerbe Museum Hamburg, Germany
2005 Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen, NL.
2008 Museo de Arte en Vidrio MAVA, Madrid, Spain
2008 Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld Lette, Germany.
2009 Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark
2010 Den Haag, Gemeentemuseum, NL.
2010 Palm Springs Art Museum, USA.
2011 National Liberty Museum Philadelphia, PA
2012 Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT
Blue Cosmic Space 2019
Cast glass 8.2 x 12 x 8.2"
Endless Space I 2019
Cast glass 9 x 8 x 11"
Fay Canyon Sunrise, 2010
Cast glass, 15 x 16.7 x 5.6"
Green Cosmic Space 2019
Cast glass 8.2 x 12 x 8.2"
Head Space 2019
Cast glass 11.8 x 12.8 x 4.4"
Iceberg and Paraphernalia, 2010
Cast glass, 17.5 x 12 x 6"
Illusional Space III 2019
Cast glass 21 x 14 x 6"
Oval Space II , 2018
Cast glass, 17 x 12.5 x 5.8"