Classical Abstraction: The Sculptures of Peter Mandl
Peter Mandl has made a name within the world of glass sculpture by using a melt and mold technique to capture fleeting moments of the human form, like a dancer frozen in space, yet forever moving.
Born in 1947 in Prague in Czechoslovakia, Manl and his family fled to Sweden where he now resides to escape invasion by the Soviet Union. His sculptures are a synthesis of classical and modern forms, expressed in the sensual language of the female body, his favourite subject. Informed by the art of Greek antiquity and the influences of modern Cubism and Futurism, his sculptures are a pleasing fusion of classical and modern aesthetics, each a work of pure visual poetry. Mandl’s sculptures are in the collections of private art collections and public museums all over the world.