Amery completed a BA in Applied Design at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography in 2007. He has since worked as graphic designer in Cape Town, moving from a full-time to a part-time position as his art has gained more interest. Amery has participated in a number of group exhibitions and his first solo exhibition in 2016 Trees by Man at David Krut Projects which sold out. Amery works predominantly in charcoal and ink.
Amery is interested in themes pertaining to how man shapes the land: the spaces that we create, manipulate and destroy. He sees a world where land and resources are divided up into geometric shapes and rows, often with mathematical precision, and no space is left unaccounted for. His drawings mimic the techniques and systems of industry imposed on the natural world. Symmetry, repetition, calculation: the carving up of the landscape. Amery comments that through his work we “glimpse the disquieting commodification of the natural world required to sustain our consumer culture.”