For years I've admired the work of artist and sculptor, Petr Weigl, I just haven't seen anything else like it, his work is both exceptional and unique. Originally destined to be a Graphic Designer, he eventually changed direction and began to focus on ceramics at Central Saint Martin's in 2001, Petr now dedicates his vast talents into ceramics concrete and metals.
Masquerading as raw marble or limestone, his work creates organic topographies that draw in the viewer. Inspired by forms found in nature, the works display imperfections and textures that are as rewarding seen close up as they are when viewed from a distance. Multiple panels create seamless surfaces full of contours, corrosion, light and shadow which change with the light.
"Despite its robustness, concrete is remarkably susceptible to external factors, the challenge is to understand and work with them. Watching him at work is akin to seeing an alchemist transform his base.