Peter Mammes, Pretoria Member Since June 2009 Artist Statement I believe in the power of the absurd.
My name is Peter Mammes, I am a machine that manufactures useless articles according to my synthetic emotions. I have always been partial to the macabre and bizarre. My everyday feeling leans towards detachment and isolation. I try to use my experiences as a vehicle for my concepts.
I do a lot of research and I spend a long time thinking and planning my artworks. I believe that people spend too little time planning.
I currently live in South Africa in the province of Gauteng in a town called Pretoria (the administrative center of our country). My country is one of the absurdest places on earth because of the present and past political situation.