Peter Vial

Peter Vial (NL, 1957) has been working as a self-taught visual artist since 2007. Curiosity and freedom are the key elements in his work. He started out as a painter but later shifted the accent of his work to (mixed media) sculptures, in which mosaics play a major role. The mosaics themselves are never a goal, but always a means to create new textures. His work is characterized by innovation and experimenting with new combinations of materials and techniques.

Peter’s artistic motto is: ’Watch from your gut, listen to your soul.’
The idea behind it all is open-minded freedom combined with an intuitive approach: ‘You pick a starting point, take a first step and all of the others will naturally follow from this first one.’ The result is always highly expressive and full of vitality. Peter takes his inspiration from nature, architecture, personal (spiritual) growth and contemporary social developments.

Peter is living and working in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
www.petervial.nl


Portfolio:

You & Me

I made this sculpture for the Refugees Project:

‘You & Me”, mixed media, l x b x h = 30 x 30 x 80 cm, 2015

The sculpture represents:
· the devastation in the refugees’ country of origin
· people’s opposing views on the refugees
· the love and hate that becomes apparent in our society

Reflections no. 1: House for sale

Reflections no. 1: House for Sale
Our house is still there, but there’s a lack of maintenance, care and vision for the future.
We want to see immediate results and we contemplate (too) little on the future, on growth and care. Not as a parent would for his or her child.
22 x 21 x 42 cm (2015)

Reflections no. 2: What's going on?

Reflections no. 2: What's Going On?
The foundation of our house is love. Reflection is necessary, but insights may lose their value if they are not acted upon. The red of love changes because of the many contrasts in the red of blood. What remains is a bare branch – who knows whether it will ever bloom again?
58 x 34 x 83 cm (2015)

Reflections no. 3: Religion

Religion no longer offers us The Vision which the world as a whole needs to live in fellowship. Even more so, religion more than ever poses a global and humanitarian threat.
21 x 20 x 47 cm (2015)

Reflections no. 3: Religion “Reflections no. 3: Religion”

Religion no longer offers us The Vision which the world as a whole needs to live in fellowship. Even more so, religion more than ever poses a global and humanitarian threat.
21 x 20 x 47 cm (2015)

Reflections no. 4: Politics

Politics has become a game in itself. The actions of politicians are often in direct opposition to their words and promises.
56 x 15 x 36 cm (2015)

Reflections no. 5: The path

People are looking for new values. The personal path one takes in a (spiritual) quest ends where it had started, i.e. at the beginning. What one was looking for was already there, hidden in plain sight.
26 x 22 x 32 cm (2015)

Reflections no. 6: Global Warming

The earth is warming up. The irrevocable consequences are showing now. And we’re just watching.
40 x 16 x 25 cm (2015)

Reflections no. 7: Lucifer

We are split between self-interest and ego, between opportunism and good intentions. The treason is within ourselves. But so is redemption.
24 x 22 x 53 cm (2015)

Reflections no. 8: Pandora’s Box

Is this a source of misery and grief, or the beginning of a new hope?
36 X 34 X 40 cm (2015)

System no. 1

27 x 26 x 22 cm (2015) SOLD

Feedback

33 x 41 x 61cm (2015)