Title of Piece:
Lesson 56 - Wales / Gwers 56 - Cymru
Artist:
FINNEMORE, Peter
ID Number:
2950
Acquisition Number:
732
Acquisition Number (Sub):
0
Cost:
Additional Information:
Artist Notes:
Peter Finnemore still lives in Pontiets near Llanelli. He trained at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art and has exhibited widely abroad and in the UK. In 2005, he was one of three artists representing Wales at the Venice Biennale, and his Oriel Mostyn touring exhibition Zen Gardner has been highly commended. He is a remarkably inventive artist, his idiosyncratic imagery is well known, and photography plays an important but not sole element of his armoury. His work involves performance, object making and drawing, and the photograph often works as a device of recording a made up, scenario, where objects, toys, people, drawings and strange take place. I have chosen to purchase an early example of his work, one that includes another of his concerns, cultural identity. The six C Type prints mounted on aluminium featured in Certain Welsh Artists and are pages photographed and re-presented to highlight the way history is always written by the victor, or in this case in Lesson 56 how a young girl (his grandmother) was taught about the place where she was born.
Town:
Carmarthen
Location of Art:
National Museum of Wales
Buyer:
Iwan Bala
Medium of Art:
C type colour prints
Dimensions:
61.0 x 83.5 (x6)
Year of Purchase:
2003
Copyright Notes:

Peter Finnemore