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Corpus Delicti

1 March 2021 - 30 April 2021

For Mammes’ 11th solo exhibition Corpus Delicti deals with healing and mending exploring various ideas and techniques that were undiscovered by him until he arrived in London where he is currently based. His work involves images of World War I in contrast to the Boer War, as well as the inclusion of children. Mammes frequently depicts children in his work, a symbol of innocence and positivity in the face of historical conflict. The children’s faces are often covered in medical dressings allowing the effects that fall upon the youth when world changing events occur. He came across the bandaging of victims through through extensive research of Victorian era medical books about disease and pathology, which started a new line of thought for him. In this body of work he expresses healing, mending, and the power of authority through bandaging.
Through the use of super neon colour and modern painting techniques, Mammes has created a vibrant contemporary look and feel to a subject that can be sobering.
Mammes states, “My artist studio is a laboratory for new ideas and techniques. I contemporize colonial history with the use of pattern and neon colour in my artworks. My relief 3D works compliment my 2D drawings and paintings to remind the viewer of the atrocities of the past.”

Participating: Peter Mammes

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Address: 3 Hetty Avenue, Fairland, Johannesburg
Cell: 082 651 4702
Gallery hours: Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 17:00. Sat: 10:00 - 15:00.


The Serapeum Way

Participating: Various artists

Opening: Monday 31 May 2021 - 29 August 2021

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