'Beauty, truth and rarity, grace in all simplicity!'
I am not a professional, not a hobbyshooter, I am what you think, what else!....I just do my work!
After 40 years photography I lost all inspiration and motivation, to continue with modelphotography.
Not all kind people are kind, so I am definitely not kind anymore...hehe
PiKey, October 2020
'PiKey has always been greatly involved in the creative arts, be it music, photography, painting or sculpturing.
His first band “Meeting” was formed back in 1974, after which followed various other bands including “Brain”.
His first exhibition of black and white drawings in 1979 lead to even more exhibitions in Switzerland, Sweden and even Ticino; at this stage Peters studio was based in Ticino and he looks back to this time with fond memories:
“Back when I had my studio in Ticino, it was a very wild and creative time from which sprang various contacts and new projects in my home country and abroad.”
It was only meant to be a short trip when Peter took off to Sweden in 1986 but he ended up staying for sixteen years. Now that’s a long vacation. But of course Peter remained productive. He spent his time working with troubled adolescents who faced difficulties with drugs abuse; he helped them find back their routine and normality by ways of working in agriculture and teaching them the know-how of gardening and landscape care.
It was during this time Peter found his love for wooden sculptures and his first exhibition of Wooden Sculptures in Landscape was soon to follow in 1991. One year prior to his first exhibition in sculptures, he met his wife Ursula with whom he has raised three happy and healthy children.
The family returned to Switzerland in 2002, where Peter continued his passion for the arts. Last year Peter set up his own recording studio and started jamming away and working on different songs. The first time I listened to Peter’s music I was swept away into a state of complete and utter relaxation. These melodies, a mixture of classical music and “tender” techno, kidnapped me into a peaceful world full of harmony and unity; his paintings seem to have the very same effect on me.'