Artist Biography - Peter Brooke Ball

Peter Brooke-Ball was born in India in 1951 and now based in london, he has been making sculptures for more than 25 years and is a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors (MRBS).

He has had a long art education, starting at Hammersmith School of Art, London 1971 – 1972, Somerset College of Art, Taunton 1974 – 1975, Bath Academy of Art 1975 – 1978, and Universit
...y of Exeter 1979 – 1980.

Best known for his innovative stone and bronze sculptures, he is also a
painter and avid draughtsman believing, against the current trend, that
drawing provides the foundation for all art of any substance. He has
also recently started to explore working in wood.

It is his recent pieces that have ignited the curiosity of art collectors around the world, from Toronto to Florence, from Edinburgh to Budapest. He has pared away youthful affectations and has distilled his work to express pure and frighteningly honest ideas.

Much of Peter’s new output is deceptively uncomplicated. On a superficial level, his sculptures are sensual and beautiful objects that demand to be stroked and handled. But they are also disturbing. Or sexy. Or funny. And many hint at sinister undertones of cruelty and violence. They tickle those base emotions and desires in all of us that we would rather keep under wraps, undisturbed. This is why they provoke self-examination. Seldom has simplicity been so powerful.

He has exhibited in Spain and the Netherlands as well as in sculpture parks and galleries all around Britain. He has recently completed a large Portuguese marble commission for the Travis Hansson Gallery of New York/Beverley Hills and his work is in public and private hands as far afield as New Zealand.
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