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Last Present

Peter Seibt
Last Present
August 19, 2006 - September 15, 2006

Virvili Square
18020 Poros Island

(+30) 697 9989 684

Opening Hours
11.00-13.00 &19.00-23.00

About the artist

Peter Seibt was born in 1935 in Breslau, Switzerland. He has traveled in many different countries under many different circumstances – from living with monks in a Japanese monastery to spending a year and a half with a nomadic tribe in northern Africa. He has been visiting Greece since the late 1950’s, living and working for blocks of time in Mykonos, and became a resident of the Cycladic island of Paros in 1991, where he lives and works today. Peter Seibt started painting in 1938, when he was three years old. He considers the most formative art instruction the one that he received through his apprenticeship under a number of masters all over the world, outside the academic establishment. In his own turn, he has been a mentor to many young artists through his workshops, part of the activities of the “Nomadic Academy” that he has been a founding member. His work cuts across the dichotomies of different art media. He is a painter, a sculptor, an installation artist. He experiments endlessly with different techniques, from traditional ones like fresco and lithography to new ones like computer graphics and digital art. For him, the quest is to create art which, as he calls, is “transreal leading from one reality to another.” Exhibitions of his work have been held in Europe, the United States, and Asia, and his creations are part of many international collections.

About the exhibition

The Swiss artist Peter Seibt, a particularly sensitive artist who has lived in Greece for eighteen years, on Paros, has been inspired by the light in this country in his artistic output. Regardless of the particular stimulus of a work, Seibt manages to convey to his viewers the sense of radiance, the refractions, and the penetrating quality of the Greek light on the sea, the flora and figures / creatures penetrated as if by X-ray; landscapes that are made inexhaustibly suggestive through his orchestration of color; refractions that make light and color one and vice-versa, in the idea and the sense that we have of Apollonian light, charm the viewer and leave lingering impressions long after the images have faded. One would with no hesitation say that he has a musically and rhythmically expressed artistic feeling for light: a quality that through the artist’s works, suggests the idea of the cosmogony itself.