South African born Peter Mammes is now based in London, working from his studio in Whitechapel.
His observation of the amorphous historical narratives told by the successive governments ruling South Africa has been a major factor in his development as an artist. He uses his artwork to ask questions about the construction of the narratives of power and authority, the intersection of individual and national identity and the suppression and celebration of the ugly and unacceptable.
Neon Period Piece in First Arrangement, Acrylic-paint-on-canvas
Licking Your Wounds. Paint and ink on drafting film
Nostalgia and Bitter Reminiscing. Acrylic on Canvas