Lizamore & Associates:
Lizamore & Associates announces Peter Mammes as the new Johannes Stegmann Mentorship Programme mentee. Due to the growth in the Lizamore & Associates Mentorship Programme over the last couple of years, eh gallery has decided to restructure the programme as a three prong annual programme. The Lizamore & Associates Mentorship Programme will now consist of the following three elements: The Johannes Stegmann Mentorship Programme, The Thami Mnyele Mentorship Prize and The Curatorial Mentorship Programme.
Peter Mammes, Indecision
The Johannes Stegmann Mentorship Programme is the new name of the current Lizamore & Associates Mentorship Programme. Johannes Stegmann was the Chief Executive of Sasol when Teresa Lizamore began her career at the company. Under Stegmann’s leadership, Lizamore started Sasol’s art collection. “Johannes Stegmann was always supportive of emerging artists and supported and mentored me during my time at Sasol” explains Lizamore. The Johannes Stegmann Mentorship Programme is designed to allow artists who are ready to enter the market at a professional level, the opportunity to have their first solo contemporary commercial gallery exhibition, and gain the insights of professional mentors who have forged long career paths themselves.
Lizamore & Associates are to excited to announce Peter Mammes as their selected mentee for the 2015/2016 Johannes Stegmann Mentorship Programme. Acclaimed artist, Dianne Victor, will during the course of the next year mentor Mammes. Mammes says: “I am very excited to participate in the mentorship programme with a monumental artist like Diane Victor. With her inputs, I aim to strengthen the conceptual nature of my works and to fine-tune the execution of my work. I hope to absorb any information and experience I can get from the Mentorship Programme.”
Mammes matriculated form the National School of Arts in Braamfontein in 2004. Mammes’ work explores macabre and absurd imagery. He collects medical instruments, focusing on birthing instruments. The artist’s work is greatly influenced by his travels to Russia and India. The time he spent in Moscow, Russia inspired the artist to assimilate the culture and surroundings of the Russian society. He also spent time in Varanasi, India where one can see open air cremations. These influences are seen in the artist’s pen and ink illustrations.