A juxtaposition of violence and its aftermath. Surgical apparatus and floral patterns, fish and firing lines. HOXTON 253 is proud to present Presumed Alive, Peter Mammes' debut UK solo exhibition.
With an intricate and illustrative style, the works showcased in this exhibition explore difficult historical narratives of a colonial past ingrained in a collective memory.
Mammes creates studies and patterns inspired by the places he has lived and breathed, in his pursuit towards understanding himself and the world outside the west.
His works are heavily influenced by archival research, using images sourced at London's Wellcome Collection and National Army Museum archives.
The artist is established in South Africa and a rising star in the UK art scene. He was recently commissioned by the South African Mint to design a commemorative and a circulation coin in celebration of 25 years of democracy in the country. After arriving to London, Mammes finds himself in new territory - with an Exceptional Talent Visa we look forward seeing how his art will evolve during his time in the UK.
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