Chris Peterson FRSS / Sculptor | News

Chris developed the idea for the XYZ-Area some years ago. Now, years later, it is becoming reality. Chris collaborates with Nynke van der Wal, director of the Creatieve Cooperatie, on the project.  The XYZ-Area will become an integral part of the Creatieve Cooperatie yet upholding a distinctive identity of its own.

The XYZ-Area will become a place for art, design, architecture and urban developments in the heart of Zwolle. The activities unfolded there will have a particular focus on spatial interventions in the broadest sense of the word. From studios for making large scale works, an exhibition space and a place for debate, to an internationally orientated Artist-in-Residency. It will provide professionals and students who’s main interest is the creative industry, with a specific focus on spatial interventions, a suitable and challenging environment.

The area behind the building currently used by the Creatieve Cooperatie ( a multidisciplinary building with small businesses from various fields within the arts & culture industry) will be transformed into the XYZ-Area.

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Mangfal river reinstalls sculpture

14 Sep 2017, Posted by chris in Uncategorized

The 3 ton granite sculpture was installed in the Mangfall river without fixating it to the riverbed. I decided not to do so and see how the river would play with the sculpture over the course of time. Although I was expecting the sculpture to move, I wasn’t prepared for the sculpture to submerge and resurface within a span of two weeks. Below a visual transcript of the process.


Chris just finished his latest work in the Moon Trickle series and it was the first time a sculpture of his was placed in a river. The stunning scenery and the beauty of the river made it such an inviting place for a sculpture to be placed. The 3 ton granite boulder which originated from the Black Forest area, was sculpted on location and placed in the river Mangfall in the far South of Germany.


New partner: Pedretti Graniti

24 Jan 2017, Posted by chris in Uncategorized

Pedretti Graniti is a family owned company that focusses on quarrying, manufacturing and managing of a wide range of products and projects. They have realized projects in the field of art, architecture, welness, hotel and public space. For a good impression of this company: