Thomas Hammer, ‘Firmiana Major’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Thomas Hammer, ‘Firmiana Major’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Thomas Hammer, ‘Firmiana Major’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Thomas Hammer, ‘Firmiana Major’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Thomas Hammer, ‘Firmiana Major’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Thomas Hammer, ‘Firmiana Major’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse

New York artist Thomas Hammer is known for his motion filled ink works on paper. The physical process of creating his ink paintings involves a degree of performance. The brushwork requires gestures that activate the body like dance. He works fast and relies on instinct to achieve the right balance of spontaneity and control.

This large 70" by 30" original artwork is not framed. We recommend framing this artwork in a white or black frame. It is signed by the artist on the back of the artwork. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. $50 shipping within Continental US. Affordable worldwide shipping options available. A certificate of authenticity is included.

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.

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.”

His works have been published in Architectural Digest and have been exhibited internationally and acquired by collectors around the world.

Exhibitions
2016
Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA

2015
X Contemporary, Miami, FL
Affordable Art Fair New York, NY

2014
Galerie Reitz, Cologne, Germany
Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Germany
Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, Netherlands
Love Art Toronto, Canada
Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA

2013
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

2012
New Works, Con Artist Collective, New York City NY

Signature: This artwork is signed by the artist on the back (so it can be installed either vertically or horizontally).

About Thomas Hammer