Adam Pete born on 5 August 1966 in Tarnowskie Góry (Tarnowice) in Upper Silesia in what was then socialist/communist Poland.
At the age of about fifteen, his interest in the visual arts developed more and more, especially poetry, drawing and painting.
While at his school at the time, a technically oriented grammar school, he kept, among other things, the school chronicle (in Gothic script with numerous illustrations, drawings and watercolours), he sought contact with the artistic scene in his town and found it at the local cultural centre called "Kolejarz", which translates into German as the "railway worker". Typical of the naming system of the time.
In 1983, a group of ambitious artists formed around the painter Stanislaw Filipiak, who represented classical realism, and was given the name "Model".
Adam Pete became the youngest member as well as an unofficial student of the master.
In 1984, his first solo exhibition followed in the foyer of the Cultural Centre. Poems, drawings, watercolours and the first oil paintings such as "The Bus Stop" and "Running" were presented.
In 1985, Adam Pete and his family left Poland and moved to the Federal Republic of Germany.
The baroque town of Fulda, where his grandparents lived, with its wealth of architectural and scenic treasures, became the inspiring motif for his watercolours and drawings for the early days in Germany, which he was able to present to the wider public at the exhibitions of the Fuldau Art Association. He thus quickly made a name for himself in the region.
In 1989, he graduated from the Ferdinand Braun School of Design in Fulda with a degree in ceramics.
Civilian service in the care of the severely disabled, worth mentioning because the painter awakened and taught the interest, enthusiasm and fascination for drawing and painting, which seemed impossible to him, in one of his young paraplegic quadriplegics who had been ordered to care for him.
Since 1991, Adam Pete has now devoted himself exclusively to painting and experimental art, together with the music and performance group he co-founded, "Hübsche 1500 Polinnen" later "ASCHENBERG". A series of solo and group exhibitions followed in various cities in Germany and Europe, including Poland, Great Britain and Spain.
In98, Adam Pete finally relocated completely to the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, where he still has his domicile and studio in the centre of Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Balearic island.
Here, over time and under the influence of the special climate and light conditions appreciated by generations of painters, the variety of themes in his work crystallised; his palette became clearer and more "joyful", his paintings more concentrated and distinct, without neglecting the poetic magic and contemplative background.
Allegories, whose main characters are people in unusual, as well as animals in almost too direct, almost striking poses, draw the viewer into their orbit to take him into the abstract, at first sight invisible, emotionally charged spectrum of the loudly painterly and quietly poetic world of Adam Pete.
Galerie "Harlekin", Luzern, Schweiz, 2020/2021