Through almost 50 years as a sculptor, influenced by Bohemian Baroque sculptural traditions and the environment I live and work in - with its omnipresent wind, sea and sweeping waves - my sculptures are often inspired by the female body and the dynamic movements from the sea and wind.
Peter Mandl was born in Prague, Czech Republic in 1947 and grew up in Sweden. He now enjoys his life in Påarp, situated beautifully on the west coast of Sweden on the outskirts of Halmstad with his wife Gunilla.
His bronze work is mainly based on traditional subjects from antiquity and by classics of literature, while much of his glass work, utilizing a technique developed in Bohemia in the 1940s, are mould-melted and cut glass sculptures with a more abstract and modern expression. This glassmaking method is the closest to his creative sensibility – as glass can reproduce his artistic ideas as faithfully as metal, down to the finest details. Through a form and melding technique, he captures fleeting moments in solid forms of glass and bronze, rendering the spectator both curious and calm at the same time.
Mandl has shown his work at more than 100 exhibitions and it is sold to private art collectors globally. In addition he has created public artwork for more than 30 places including parks, city halls, hotels and cruise ships.