A member of the Royal Society of Sculptors for 20 years, and with work in public and private collections internationally, Peter works mainly in stone, wood and rope.
Rarely do you find an artist whose work is so refreshing and original that it forces you to ask tough questions – not about the art but about yourself. Peter Brooke-Ball has been making sculptures for more than 25 years but 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