Between the past and the present, here Peter Brandes places his art and his creativity without neglecting even the smallest or the lesser known figures in the art business and his paintings and art works reflect this attitude.
Litography was one of his first tools to express himself and was used to depict forcibly the Passion of Jesus Christ, expanding from the Judgment to the carrying of the Cross, from the fall to the humiliation, reaching the stage of death and burial, all of them expressing the same strong indignation that surely belongs to the present age.
Drawings, to him, have been and still are the expression of a creative process that strives continuously to capture its essence in paper.
And then, oil paitings, prints, sculptures and caramic plates, all seem to be in his hands a means to channel his creative power.
Brandes’ art is abstract and often expresses itself in the different shades of brown colours.
He had his breakthrough as artist in the beginning of the 1980s as a self-taught pupil that put down his roots into art and in the art circles exploring largely and vastly the theme of Christianity.
Greek art and mythology seem also to inspire him on a permanent basis and become a source of inspiration for his works.
He is worldwide famous also for holding the world record (unbroken, so far) of creating the largest ceramic vessels in the history of art and together with his wife, Maja Lisa Engelhardt, he is strongly involved in the liturgical Renaissance of Danish Churches.
Stained glass, mosaics made in collaboration with Ferrari&Bacci in Pietrasanta and Altar pieces or Church doors cast at Fonderia Mariani are all essential components of his extensive ecclesiastical projects.
And it is with Fonderia Mariani that he has created a long and fruitful relationship to execute his metal works, throughout these past decades, always being very attentive to any single step of the work creation, working, hand in hand with the best artisans of the art casting industry, coming to Pietrasanta on a regular basis and living the Italian life both from a work and from a social point of view.