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About the Artist

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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.

Events & Exhibitions

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Inside the Studio
  • Thomas on "Paint Us"
  • Thomas Hammer introduces a new body of work exploring color and texture.
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  • Meet
  • Thomas Hammer
  • We speak with Thomas Hammer about his dual practice, how experimentation led to his materials, and why you don't paint emojis.

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