Pete creates his work by
recycling used postage stamps into pixelated images.
Each stamp represents a pixel. By choosing the every day
objects of postage stamps and placing them so that their
usual significance becomes obscure enables the audience
to see 'Art' with new eyes. He is best known for his
portraits but he also creates a variety of other images
from stamps. Explore the website to find out more about
the artist and his work and click images and follow the
links for more information.
Madonna and Child
Tribute to Leete
Tribute To Bridget Riley
Happy Birthday Madonna!
of the Madonna and Child have inspired artists from
the earliest times. Pete was impressed Madonna on
stage at Live 8, together with Birham Woldu, a young
Ethiopian woman, who had been introduced to the
world at the first Live Aid Concert as a starving
child. In this work the child Jesus is depicted as
an African girl, using Birham as a struggling baby,
stretching away from her background to escape
poverty. African stamps are applied in a colourful
haphazard manner representing the diverse
environments and peoples of the continent. Madonna
is depicted in white, virginal purity. She
represents Western ideology in a tailored suit, with
immaculate hair and jewellery. Her fingernails
become gradually chipped and dirtier from tending
the earth and planting seeds. Both figures have
halos and that of the child incorporates the words
from Madonna’s song, “I hear your voice, it’s like
an angel sighing”,--but who listens?
Commemorating one hundred
years since the start of the First World War
This iconic image created from over 3000 postage stamps
commemorates one hundred years since the start of World
War 1. The recruitment poster of Lord Kitchener was
first designed by Alfred Leete in 1914 and has been
greatly used in advertising ever since. This canvas uses
cool colours against the warm reds of the stylised
poppies in the background creating a never ending link
between the poppy fields and the Great War.
Optical Art in Stamps
This tribute to Bridget Riley is created from over 3000
used postage stamps and is based on a detail from a 1961
picture entitled ‘Movement in Squares’- one of the best
known iconic early works. Her designs call for a
response from her audience. Her work ‘Op (Optical) Art’
as it became known was based on a black and white
palette creating intense optical disturbances when
stared at for a while without blinking. Her style,
working slowly and methodically suits Pete’s stamp art
using simple elements such as the oval, curve, square
and even zigzag ~ her achievement however is massive
scale which one day Pete wishes to emulate given the
right future commission.
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All works displayed on this website are protected by
international copyright law.
As with all art
sales, the artist, Peter R. Mason, 'The Post Pop Art Man' retains copyright
on all art sold, unless the buyer specifically negotiates to buy the
Since the artist
retains the copyright to all his artwork, the buyer cannot reproduce the
images for sale or other reproduction.
artist has the right to use the images in any way he chooses, for sale or
other reproduction. This is basic copyright law.
- This artwork may not be reproduced in any manner
without express written permission of the artist - in advance.
Most artwork is on
stretched canvas unless otherwise noted.
Every work is
created from used postage stamps unless otherwise stated.
Please remember that
photographs cannot do justice to the original work.