Based on traditional printmaking techniques, such as blockprinting, engraving, mezzotint and lithography, Peeter Burgeik (1959) explores in his work the possibilities to comment on the increasing fleetingness of human existence. In the choice of his topics and in the creative processes Burgeik opposes the transitory icons of the Internet era (no wifi in his print shop). Both form and content require intensive and long-term version and a direct contact with the matter allows for reflection and contemplation. Peeter's efforts aim at combining Zen and the art of printmaking.
Peeter started a good 15 years ago mainly as a self-educated printmaker but has been further educated Ada de Koning, Aad Hekker, Filip le Roy en Georg Hadeler. If the stress of art and lithography becomes too much he returns to his hobby