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It`s already too late once the soldiers have arrived

On his return from an extended stay in Cairo, this year, artist Peter Mammes was able to look back on an extraordinary journey. Divided into opposing forces, the allure of ancient culture with its modern interpretation, in patterns and motifs, was undermined by the militarism and insecurity of the post Arab Spring era. 
 
Back home, Mammes resolved to create a series of large works that show how romantic stereotypes of foreign cultures often ignore the realities modern mayhem.
 
Mammes is an extraordinary visual storyteller. His collage-like paintings combine the quaint engraved styles of Victorian-era storybooks with representations of decay, grand historical commemoration and disaster. His work is a psychedelic palimpsest layering the moments from ancient times to the present, recording events that range from heroism, to decline and demise.

Participating: Peter Mammes

VENUE:

DAVID BAILLIE GALLERY JOHANNESBURG
Address: Victoria Yards, 16 Viljoen Street, Lorentzville, Johannesburg
Cell: +27(61) 466 0451




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Participating: Various artists

Opening: Wednesday 24 June 2020 - 24 July 2020

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