Peter Harris

Peter Harris

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Zizek Hair Drawing, 2020

Archival pigment print on Canson, Infinity Platine, Fibre Rag 310g paper 
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 centimeters)
Edition of 25

© Peter Harris, 2020.

Peter Harris is an artist, film-maker and musician. His work often involves experimenting with new ways of making self-portraits, many of which become collaborations.  In 1998 he began working 'by proxy' inviting family and cultural icons who have had an influence on his life to give him ideas for paintings, searching for his identity through those who had played a part in constructing it. 

His longest running and most well-known association is with Jamaican music legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Since 2003 they have been working on a series of drawings, paintings and films as well as music projects.

In 2003 his short film Hymn was screened at the National Film Theatre. His feature length cult documentary Higher Powers (2004) features interviews with Boris Johnson, Ken Russell, Uri Geller, a gangster, police chief, religious leader as well as artists interspersed with performance art pieces and animations.

In 2018 he began working with Trashmouth Records and released his first solo album Adverts which included guest performances by Lee Perry and Vic Godard. Each album contained an ‘art advert’ in the form of a one-off painted collage. He is currently working with Zsa Zsa Sapien from the South London band Meatraffle on a collaborative music project under the name ‘The Hi Fi Twins’ as well as an 'anti macho' conceptual art band 'Babyman' with artist and musician Thom Driver. He is currently making films and paintings with post-punk legend Mark Stewart under the name BOMBART.