HOXTON 253 art project space
253 Hoxton Street
Opening night: Thursday 5th September 6-9pm
Exhibition dates: 6th – 15th September
Opening hours: Everyday 12-8pm
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.
About HOXTON 253
HOXTON 253 is an artist-run gallery and project space, providing an experimental platform to emerging and mid-career artists.
We proudly run an artists for artists project space, where our aim is to nurture creative talents, provide accessible exhibition space to students, and build a community of artists with the objective to provoke critical dialogue within contemporary culture and society. Our diverse ongoing program of exhibitions, experimental projects, workshops, events and screenings are open to all art lovers, the local community, as well as patrons and collectors.