SCULPTOR Erwin Peeters
Erwin Peeters is a 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. Erwin Peeters demonstrates a powerful form of simplicity. His amazing powers of observation are a testament to the seven years he worked as a keeper at Antwerp Zoo. His favourite objects include apes, rams, pumas, horses and eagles, 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.