We are pleased to present an exhibition by South African artist, Peter Mammes. A visual polymath, Peter's work draws on his interests in modern history and politics; ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics; patterns found in Indian temples and cremation pits; Soviet and Russian neo-classical petterns and dead animals found in the Namibian desert.
Through his artwork Peter Mammes aims to surpass language barriers posed by the written and spoken word and develop a new and comprehensive way to visually relay complex ideas. Inspired by patterns sourced on his travels, Peter loads his highly nuanced artwork with intricate symbols, graphic decorations, imagery and a system of pictorial calligraphy. The woks manifest a universal, artistic language that, rather than depict reality, presents concepts and ideas and encourages the viewer to think more broadly.