Jan Pateris a sculptor who does not search, but finds.
When he starts working on a sculpture he starts without aim, purely from his feelings to expression, supple and free in interaction with the material.
He mainly works in stone or wood. The female torso is his source of inspirations. She gives him the opportunity to combine movement, tension and sequences of surfaces and lines into a combination of recognizability and abstraction.
Jan Pater alternates working in The Netherlands and Italy and exposes among other things in The Netherlands, Belgium and Norway.