My name is Eitil Thorén Due. I grew up in Stockholm in a family of artists, my mother is a Norwegian sculptor and my father a Swedish painter. From an early age, I was encouraged to experiment and follow my own path. When I was 21 I started a fashion brand together with my older brother. It was a great experience but after working for several years as a fashion designer I wanted to create another outlet for my creativity. I saw commercial fashion as something very restrictive and longed for something without rules or limitations. I wanted to have the freedom to choose when, where and how to work. And I wanted to paint.
So I rented a studio and invested in a large format inkjet printer, I named my project Peytil because that was my nickname as a child. I have a minimalistic approach to art and design and I love the spontaneous expression of a simple black line. I guess that’s my Scandinavian legacy.
I use only high-quality papers and printing methods, to ensure long-lasting beauty and value. I believe in quality and craftsmanship, for me, it’s as important as the art itself. I hope you’ll enjoy it.