In Peter Redert’s paintings we see a distant world that no longer exists. We see the interpretation of the memory of a frozen moment. The sharpness of reality has faded by traveling through time. The reality Redert encounters again has something of a surprising find, which seems familiar.
His paintings are built up layer by layer. One layer is applied by a roller, while the next one is painted. Thereafter a new layer is applied by a roller. Here we speak of a ‘sandwichtechnique’. As a result, the canvasses give a worked-through and lived impression. In a snowy landscape we seem to be dealing with an old winter. The canvas makes an almost Breughelian impression, partly due to the bird’s eye view that has been used.