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Peter Hedman

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20120821121016-the_wall_medium
the Wall, 2010 Acrylic Paint on Plywood, Iron 160 X 160 Cm © Peter Hedman and Tanja Aumanen
20101109065137-trio_-_kopia
Trio, 2009 Wrought Iron, Brass, Wood 43 X 20 X 20 Centimeters © Peter Hedman
20110503101520-ego-breaker_1
Ego-breaker (wrought iron, granite), 2011 Wrought Iron, Granite 55 Cm High (22") © Peter Hedman
The_kite
the Kite, 2008 Wrought Iron and Brass 55 Cm High © Peter Hedman
Selfportrait_with_bagpipe
Selfportrait with Bagpipe, 2007 Wrought Iron 65 Cm High © Peter Hedman
Fallen_angel
Fallen Angel, 2008 Wrought Iron, Brass 30 Cm High
Swing_low
Swing Low, 2007 Wrought Iron 45 Cm High
Dragons
Dragons, 2007 Wrought Iron 60 X 60 Cm Approx. © Peter Hedman
Paragrafryttare1_l
the Paragraph Rider, 2009 Wrought Iron, Brass String 50 Cm High © Peter Hedman
Bursting_out
Bursting Out, 2006 Wrought Iron, Acrylic Paint on Wood 40 X 25 Cm © Peter Hedman
The_tightrope_man
the Tightrope Man, 2006 Wrought Iron, Acrylic Paint on Wood 70 X 110 Cm © Peter Hedman
The_puzzle_of_life
the Puzzle of Life, 2008 Iron, Acrylic Paint on Plywood 120 X 90 Cm
Insight
Insight, 2006 Wrought Iron, Acrylic Paint on Plywood © Peter Hedman
The_shaman
the Shaman, 2006 Wrought Iron 40 Cm High © Peter Hedman
Acrobatic_dilemma
Acrobatic Dilemma, 2005 Wrought Iron, Stone 25 Cm High © Peter Hedman
Painkiller
Painkiller, 2005 Wrought Iron and Brass 60 X 60 Cm © Peter Hedman
Siberian_stormsniffer
Siberian Stormsniffer, 2007 Wrought Iron 80 X 90 Cm © Peter Hedman
Finnish_man
Finnish Man, 2005 Wrought Iron, Granite 35 Cm High © Peter Hedman
Mokume_13
mokume gane jewellry, 2009 Silver, Copper, Brass, Shakudo © Peter Hedman
Mokume_gane_18_l2
mokume gane jewellry, 2009 Silver, Gold, Copper 6 Cm (+2 Inches) © Peter Hedman
The_jester
the Jester, May 2009 Forged Iron, Copper, Brass 52 Cm Tall © Peter Hedman
F_gelsk_daren1
the Ornithologist, april 2009 Forged Iron, Brass, Spectrolite (blue Granite) 42 Cm Tall © Peter Hedman
See_no_evil
See No Evil, 2009 Wrought Iron, Acrylic on Plywood 75 X 170 Cm © Peter Hedman and Tanja Aumanen
Sign_out
Sign Out, 2009 Wrought Iron and Acrylic on Plywood 75 X 170 Cm © Peter Hedman and Tanja Aumanen
Freedom__2
Freedom !, 2009 Acrylic Paint on Plywood, Forged Iron 120 X 120 Cm © Peter Hedman and Tanja Aumanen
Annes_trumpetare4
Trumpet Player, 2009 Wrought Iron, Brass 8 X 35 Cm © Peter Hedman
Biskopen1
the Bishop, 2009 Wrought Iron 8 X 35 Cm © Peter Hedman
20100820082019-perspective
Perspective, 2009 Forged Iron, Acrylic Paint on Plywood 140 X 35 Cms © Peter Hedman and Tanja Aumanen
20100820082611-d_ligt_orienterad_1
Badly oriented, 2010 (made to a poem of Swedish poet Gustav Fröding) Acrylic Pipe, Forged Iron, Acrylic Paint on Wallpaper 35 X 125 Cms © Peter Hedman and Tanja Aumanen
20100820083643-seven_deadly_sins
The 7 Deadly Sins, 2010 Forged Iron, Acrylic Paint on Plywood 120 X 90 Cms © Peter Hedman and Tanja Aumanen
20100820084251-merlin__5_
Merlin, 2010 Wrought Iron, Gold and Stone 15 X 45 Cms © Peter Hedman
20100820084519-saxplayer_3
the Saxplayer, 2010 Wrought Iron, Brass 14 X 52 Cms © Butler-Goode Gallery, Sydney Australia
20100820084709-a_heart_of_gold
a Heart of Gold, 2010 Wrought Iron, Brass 13 X 45 Cms © Butler-Goode Gallery, Sydney Australia
20100820085240-the_preacher
the Preacher, 2009 Wrought Iron, Brass 25 X 35 Cms © Peter Hedman
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Finland
Birth year
1958
Lives in
Kälarne, Sweden
Works in
Kälarne, Sweden
Representing galleries
Butler-Goode Gallery , Sydney, Australia
Tags
brass, metalwork, iron, copper mixed-media, sculpture
Statement

I have been working with blacksmithing since 1992.  In the beginning, learning the techniques, I made traditional blacksmithing. Gradually, I found myself making sculptures. And here I am ;-)

My goal is to create sculptures that will make you smile, because there is something in the work that you recognize. I want my works to tell you about joy, but also about deep sorrow.

I am rather proud of being a blacksmith of the old school, so most of my works are made by forging, not by grinding and welding. This means my sculptures are almost always made of one piece of iron. You might not see it so clearly in these photographs, but it does add a touch of something special to the work, when you can see each blow of the hammer, compareable to the draw of a skilled painter's brush ;-)

I have been very fortunate in finding an artist companion in painter Tanja Aumanen. We like to work together. Do take a look at her page, too ! It is really exciting to combine flaming colours of paint with the modest grey wrought iron. We have been working and giving exhibitions together since 2004. We also share homepage.

2009 we were both invited to the 7th Biennale in Florence, Italy. Europe's largest exhibition of contemporary art -  a great experince  ;-)

We participated with the common works See No Evil and Sign Out. You can find them among my pictures.


I moved from Finland to Sweden in August 2011.