V.O Curations - Peter Mammes Studio Visit



Peter Mammes (1986) was born in Krugersdorp, South Africa, into an Afrikaans-speaking community. He studied at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg, before moving to Varanasi, Russia, Cairo, and London, where he currently lives and works.


Peter's main interest is to challenge narratives of power. His work is informed by research into historical and contemporary politics, that he mixes with patterns and subjects taken from contrasting cultures and imaginaries. The result is a critical outlook towards authority, propaganda and military history.


 

Image 1: Peter Mammes work Iconic emblem for the saints of power, a detailed black and white drawing using ink

Image 2: portrait photo of Peter Mammes in front of some of his artworks