Exhibition Peter Aerts

5 May 2023

Peter Aerts (1988, Antwerp) is a Belgian stoneware and ceramic artist. His work draws on mythic sources and deep-rooted autobiographical experiences.

At the core of his practice lies an intense physical engagement with clay: throwing, beating, smudging, smearing & scraping.

His craftsmanship is further elevated by his reverence for ancient firing methods, he subjects his works to a painstaking 120-hour firing process in a Japanese wood-kiln, using traditional firing techniques.

At Gert Voorjans, Peter Aerts presents a new body of work, "OCEAN MYTHS", based on his experience living in a deserted village on a tiny Greek island. He explores imagined histories, subconscious myths and mysteries of oceanic archaeology. His sculptures with their sensual, undulating forms appear like fossils from the deep sea floor. Aerts' work embodies the physical immediacy and age-old methods of his practice, which is framed within the growing cultural movement towards craft & slowness.

EXPO: Saturdays & Sundays 06.05 'till 04.06 2PM - 6PM

FINISSAGE: Sunday 18.06 from 2PM - 7PM