Thomas Hammer, ‘Sophora Toromiro’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Thomas Hammer, ‘Sophora Toromiro’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Thomas Hammer, ‘Sophora Toromiro’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse
Thomas Hammer, ‘Sophora Toromiro’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse

New York artist Thomas Hammer is known for his motion filled ink works on paper. His ink works, created with a unique tool that’s a fusion of a squeegee and a brush, are inspired by the spontaneity and vim of post-war action painting, though they employ a unique vocabulary of mark making. He creates a sense of depth through the variety of textures that vary between smooth and flowing, staccato and rhythmic. 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 original, one-of-a-kind painting is mounted on archival backing and is framed in a deep black frame with acrylic glass. The total, framed size of this large black and white artwork is 52 inches by 52 inches square. It is signed by the artist on the back of the artwork. It's wired and ready to hang. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable continental US and global shipping is 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
2017
Affordable Art Fair New York, NY

2016
Zhou B Arts Center, Chicago, IL
Art Southampton, NY
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

About the gallery: Artspace Warehouse is one of the world's leading galleries for savvy contemporary art collectors. With galleries in Zurich (Switzerland Kunstwarenhaus Est. 2000) and Los Angeles (USA Est. 2010), Artspace Warehouse specializes in affordable international urban, pop, figurative and abstract art from the hottest emerging and mid-career artists.

Signature: This artwork is signed and titled by the artist on the back.

About Thomas Hammer