The butterfly Effect
Private Collection


After creating a remarkable body of work as a sculptor, Peter Weidenbaum switched to painting, a medium that he originally practiced at the Antwerp Academy. His sculpture immediately shows a link with the tradition of surrealism: wedges hammered into a head or fingers crawling out like worms. This is not immediately visible in his painting. That doesn't mean that his desire to capture unconscious processes is less. On the contrary. It could be argued that a work of art is all the more surreal if it is not immediately noticed and if it seems realistic. His work is mysterious and symbolic, a much more common feature of contemporary painting. Things are not as people think they see them. The more ordinary the stranger.