"An Ugly, Lovely Town" Dylan Thomas' Swansea: Memory, Identity and Place
James Peaple’s work aims to creatively explore relationships between memory, identity and place. In doing so, he seeks to consider how cultural connections between people, their locations and objects develop and are communicated through image to audience.
Peaple’s practice is based on experimental techniques, using the image to transport the viewer to different periods or fabricated realities. These relationships have been most recently considered in an exploration of how the ‘ugly, lovely town’ of Swansea shaped Dylan Thomas’s identity as an artist, re-interpreting the places that resonate throughout his work.