Welcome to the official website of the Post Pop Art Man
POSTPOPARTART
UNIQUE DESIGNS CREATED FROM RECYCLED  POSTAGE STAMPS

Contact: thepostpopartman@btinternet.com

About the Artist

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Pete is the Post Pop Art Man and creates images using postage stamps. He is inspired by the Pop Art movement and particularly admires the works of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. His portraits and images are created by recycling postage stamps into pixelated images and designs both figurative and non-representational. Each stamp represents a pixel. By choosing the everyday objects of postage stamps and placing them so that their usual significance becomes obscure enables the audience to see 'Art' with new eyes. Using canvas he draws the image he will produce. He divides the surface on which he is working into stamp sized rectangles, but often uses more than one stamp per grid section. Stamps are sorted by colour, design and postmark pattern, and then begins the process of finding appropriate stamps before cutting and shaping them and finally gluing them to the canvas surface.

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He has work owned and commissioned by clients in Australia, France, America and Portugal as well as the UK. He was commissioned by Whiteley’s Shopping Centre in Bayswater, London in 2012 to create a portrait of the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. This is one of the largest stamp image Pete has created, measuring 10ft by 16ft, using over 30,000 stamps and hung in the Central Atrium within Whiteleys. A large portrait of the Queen was created to celebrate her nine decades as monarch and is made from nine 3 foot square canvases using 30,001stamps and is entitled '30,001 Queens'

Also in 2012 the Sergeant Pepper Diptych was displayed in Ripley’s ‘Believe It or Not’ attraction in London to celebrate the Beatles 50th Anniversary and a portrait of Grace Jones was featured in the Post Colonial Exhibition at the Stanley Gibbons’ flagship store in the Strand, London.

Amongst the work he has created are several portraits of Royal Celebrities, receiving letters of thanks from Buckingham Palace and St. James Palace. He has personally presented portraits to Bruce Forsyth, Tom Baker,and Sir Cliff Richard, together with the sporting personalities, Ron Atkinson and the former Ladies England cricket captain, Baroness Rachael Heyhoe-Flint. Peter has also featured on several radio programmes and has been invited to Channel Four and ITV television studios meeting Noel Edmonds, Paul O’Grady and Alan Titchmarsh to present them with their portraits.

He has exhibited locally and at the Art Gallery in Tetbury, The Knapp Gallery, London, The Gallery at 94 in London, The Art Lounge and McDermott Galleries in Birmingham and several works have been purchased by Ripley’s Galleries in the USA and are on display in London, New York, Florida and California.

 

 

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Peter R. Mason 2017