The essence of the transience of nature
…is the central theme of Peter Vogel’s work. The motif of decay is captured from oak and fir trees affected by deforestation, which Vogel uses as materials, rotating them in a classic cross-timbering technique. Fissures and bizarre forms are created by the drying process. Lime paste, acrylic paints, water lacquers and synthetic resins form unusual structures on the surface, evoking natural weathering processes. These sculptural idiosyncracies move within the tension between archaic primacy and morbid fragility. With his objects, Peter Vogel spans an arc between antiquity and modernity, vessel and sculpture.