Peter Gric was born in 1968 in Brno, former Czechoslovakia. His parents supported his talent in painting and drawing, which he exhibited when he was young. Gric studied graphic design. In 1988 he moved to Vienna where he began to study at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He finished his studies with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1993. While still in college, he participated in several exhibitions and started to sell his work successfully.
Working as an artist for a living, he creates new works irregularly. Before exhibiting, he works intensively, but often without creating anything for weeks and only experiments with graphic software and geometry for his new work. Smaller formats works take him a few days or weeks to create. many of his works are in progress for a very long time and only finished after several years.
Most of his work he designs in graphic software and the more complex pieces, he models in 3D software. His art is a combination of futuristic landscapes and architecture, biomechanical surrealism and fantastic realism. Before his artistic career, he was influenced by science fiction illustrators Chris Moore, Peter Elson and by Star Wars movies. However, his biggest influence was surrealistic paintings by his father, and artists like Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst and … Gric creates visions and fantasy that he himself can’t explain. he doesn’t care about interpretations of his works.