Thomas HammerWe speak with Thomas Hammer about his dual practice, how experimentation led to his materials, and why you don't paint emojis.
About the Artist
Los-Angeles, California-based Thomas Hammer (b. 1985) creates calligraphic ink and acrylic paintings with custom-made brushes and painting tools that offer a range of unique mark making possibilities. Inspired by the way photography can flatten vast space, Thomas’ paintings similarly capture a planar distillation reminiscent of dynamic skyscapes and landscapes or the uncovering of an archeological dig. The contrast between the density and dispersion of Thomas’ mark making brings a sense of movement that draws the viewer’s eye around the entirety of the painted surface.
Exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair, 2022
Artist in Residence, Fusion Art Gallery - Inaudita, 2018
Featured in Architectural Digest, 2016