Lot 174 - Peter Mammes - The Boys
Ink on Paper
A6 (15 x 10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on verso
Peter Mammes was born in Krugersdorp, South Africa on July 6, 1986, Into an Afrikaans-speaking community. He moved to Johannesburg at the age of 11 and attended the National School of the Arts in Braamfontein, where he received his only formal training in art. Interested predominantly in drawing and painting, he had his first solo exhibition at the age of 16.
Peter started working in isolation after high school, developing his drawing skills and making artworks based on medieval European woodcuts. He set up a studio in India in 2013 and later in Russia, where he researched and developed the themes that have become inherent in his work. In 2018 Peter set up a studio in Cairo, Egypt, where he made a series of drawings informed by his research into both ancient Egyptian art and hieroglyphics and contemporary local politics.
Peter travels extensively around the world to find ideas and imagery for his work, collecting patterns that he finds on stone carvings and reliefs on temples, facades and graves. He was recently commissioned to design a commemorative coin for circulation for the South African mint, released in 2019.
Peter currently resides in London on an exceptional talent visa.
2021 To Die For, NOHOstudios London United Kingdom
2019 Presumed alive HOXTON 253 art project space London United Kingdom
2018 It’s Already Too Late Once The Soldiers Have Arrived Daville Baillie Gallery Johannesburg South Africa
2017 Dawn of the Anthropocene Toffee Gallery Darling South Africa, Ethics Priest Gallery Johannesburg South Africa
2016 Reprisal, subjective objects Fried Contemporary Art Gallery Pretoria South Africa, Nuances in a narrow spectrum 2.5 Luvey ‘n Rose Cape Town South Africa, Nuances in a narrow spectrum Lizamore & Associates Johannesburg South Africa
2014 Triumph Prosthetics for the People NIROX projects – Johannesburg South Africa, Iconography of the just Room Gallery & Projects Johannesburg South Africa
2010 Antagonistic Harmonies in First Arrangement Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) Johannesburg South Africa
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