CTAF 2015

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Triumph Prosthetics for the People

Peter Mammes
Triumph Prosthetics for the People, 2014. Invitation .

'Triumph Prosthetics for the People'

Peter Mammes at NiROX PROJECTS at Arts on Main

Peter Mammes’ investigation of the fluid nature of civilization, the underlying nature of how events really were and how circumstances would probably be perpetuated regardless of what we were meant to learn from history.

An elaborate and purposeful creation of otherness through patterned compositions of drawings. A reassessment of the human race’s current condition by looking at the obscured and hidden objects that society has deemed grotesque and inappropriate, Peter Mammes’intent is to make the viewer question his or her assumptions and preconceived ideas.

Mammes is not stating an ultimate truth, he is only leading the viewer to question and discuss this age and societies particular assumptions and taboos. Mammes has worked on his distinctive style of drawing by collecting subject matter from strange and far away locations, he has also incorporated found objects like unwashed blankets and sheets from mental hospitals.

The drawings are simultaneously a critique and homage to dubious figures and sinister subjects that can be interpreted in multiple ways and has purposefully been illustrated in an unambiguous way.

26 October - 16 November

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