Within Peters fantastical sculptural worlds, the extremes of society are humorously played out by animal bone protagonists.
The literary theorist and critic Terry Eagleton sums up my current practice, “one of the great humanist functions of culture is to open some daylight between its self and the rest of our social practises and institutions so it could actual operate as a critique of them”. Art as a cultural and political critique is important to my work. Through the largely narrative driven events taking place in my fantastical sculptural worlds, the extremes of society are humorously played out by animal bone protagonists.
All animal bones used in his work are legally and ethically sourced, and have mostly been found by me on walks in my home county of Northumberland.
Peter Hanmer was born in 1992 in Northumberland where he is currently based. He studied at the University of the Creative Arts in Farnham, where he received a BA (hons) in Fine Art in May 2014. Since graduating Peter gone on complete a residency in his home county and exhibit his work at a variety of gallery’s and venues, including The Mall Galleries (Discerning Eye), Apiary Studios (Modern Panic VI) and the Royal College of art (Flux).