Peter Vanbekbergen(1962, Leuven, Belgium) attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Leuven and specialized in ceramic and sculpting.
In 1986 he received the government medal for his work and many exhibitions in Holland and Belgium followed. Amongst the collectors of his work are many artists, doctors and psychiatrists.. Especially artists admire his peculiar creatures which are made in a very refined manner. The ‘skin’ of his ceramic sculptures is particular special. His figures seem to come from another world, a world which greatly appeals to our imagination despite its alienation.
Vanbekbergen can be placed amongst the artists of the ‘Belgian School’. Herman Muys and José Vermeersch are also examples of this school. They make monumental ceramic sculptures with a hind of dramatics and expression.