Untitled (1985) Berend Peter
On the schoolyard of the public primary school Pierre Bayle (formerly De Waaier) there are five vertical shapes on the schoolyard. The artwork was created in 1985 by visual artist Berend Peter. The five columns run from around 1 meter to a height of 4 meters. They all have a different shape and are made of painted steel sheet. The smallest is green / yellow, in addition white / green, orange / red, gray / white and the last form goes from light blue to darker blue. The forms are listed in a row on the schoolyard and are made in the percentage scheme for the construction of the school. In 1983-1984 the complex was built as a primary school and community center by the architectural firm Van den Broek & Bakema. The Rotterdam percentage regulation committee has asked Berend Peter to make a work for the schoolyard.
Visual artist Berend Peter (Zandvoort, 1945) is a sculptor, goldsmith and jewelry designer. He studied from 1963 to 1968 at the Institute for Applied Arts Education, the current Gerrit Rietveld Academy, in Amsterdam. He was a student of sculptor Carel Kneulman. From 1970 to 1995 he was a teacher at the Rietveld Academy. Peter was co-founder of the Bond van Oproerige Edelsmeden (BOE group) and he also made furniture. In Amsterdam there are two works of art by Berend Peter in the public space.