Since the mid 1960s Pieter Laurens Mol (Breda, the Netherlands, 1946) has been working on an oeuvre that unites seemingly disparate elements. These elements include a fascination with flying, technique, craftsmanship, violence and the symbolism of the planetary system. His works include photographies, paintings, sculptures, drawings and installations. He often looks back into the history of culture and plays with the past, which gains him new strength and invites the public to reconsider received opinions. A sense of poetry and a fair measure of melancholy always underlie his work. Though never forgetting to put things into perspective, as an artist he intensely battles against pride and failure, themes he often treats with humour.