b, 1944, Kollmar/Elbe
Lives and works near Munich, Germany
Originally trained as a typesetter and dabbling in playing jazz on the double bass, Peter Weber moved into the pictorial arts, studying at the Fachhochschule in Hamburg under non-objective painter Max H. Mahlmann. In Weber’s early career as an artist, he worked with paint and canvas, exploring imaginary space, taking influence from Mahlmann’s exploration of geometric constructivism. Since 2001, he has worked mainly in the felt medium (although he has also worked in steel and paper), still utilizing geometry as a leading element, folding large single pieces of wool felt into patterns without any cuts in the material. His work has been exhibited internationally and is housed in over 35 public and private collections, including the Museum für konkrete Kunst und Design, Ingolstadt, Kunstmuseum Bayreuth, Museum Ritter Waldenbuch and Collection Peter C. Ruppert für konkrete Kunst in Europa, Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg, as well the Frederic R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles and the Textile Museum at the George Washington University, Washington, DC.