Thomas Hammer was born in 1985 and grew up in Ithaca, New York. He completed his BS at Cornell University.
Hammer started his career as an interaction designer at digital agencies in New York City, where he started his artistic career. His work has been included in exhibitions across the United States and has been acquired by collectors internationally.
He says of his work, “I aim to create emotionally impactful works that explore the relationship between human activity, our natural surroundings, and the possibility of disaster. Though non-representational, my works are inspired by photography—particularly images of vast landscapes, outer space, and major meteorological events. My work alternates from organic and spontaneous to strictly linear and mechanical. I aim to balance these forces to create work that is chaotic, but still controlled. To me, a successful piece is viewed as a window to an imagined space rather than as a physical object.”
This artwork is framed in a deep, black floating frame and acrylic glass. A cleat is attached at the top back of the frame for easy hanging flush to the wall (it can be moved to the shorter side if the artwork is installed vertically). The artwork is signed on the back (so it can hang vertically or horizontally). A certificate of authenticity is included.
Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
Galerie Reitz, Cologne, Germany
Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Germany
Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, Netherlands
Love Art Toronto, Canada
Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
ArtPrize 2013, Boardwalk GR Condominiums, Grand Rapids, MI
Color: Photography Now, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
Small Wonder, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
56th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua, NY
Seeking Space, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn NY
People’s Choice Spring Fling Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn NY
New Works, Con Artist Collective, New York City NY
Signature: Signed on the back
About Thomas Hammer
American, b. 1985, Ithaca, New York, based in New York, NY, United States