Peter Astrom has spent more than Thirty years in New York among the skyscrapers of the urban jungle, surrounded by the world. The last two decades he has also spent his summers in Gotland [Sweden], this island that through its barrenness and great natural beauty has added a whole new dimension to his artistic expression. Often his ideas are conceived in the tranquility of Gotland, to be perfected later in the hectic setting of Manhattan. Motifs and influences from New York street life are mixed with elements from Gotland's nature and coastal landscape … A meeting is thus created between the hard and the soft, between boisterous and the serene