Tom Hammick

Tom Hammick

night and light and the half light

paintings and works on paper

Saturday 4 November to Sunday 21 January 2018

Read the press for Tom Hammick here.

Tom Hammick Love Between 2016 to 17 oil on canvas 107 x 81.5 cm

Tom Hammick Love Between oil on canvas 107 x 81.5 cm

We are delighted to welcome back internationally acclaimed artist Tom Hammick who last year filled the gallery with sea paintings and works on paper. This winter he joins David Inshaw and Alfred Stockham in an exhibition on the main first floor gallery of Sladers Yard exploring light and its absence in recent paintings, woodcut prints and  etchings.

Tom Hammick Night Garden 2015 woodcut 91 x 60 cm edition number 30 of 30 last copy framed £1650

Night Garden  91 x 60 cm  woodcut

The night has been a recurring image throughout Hammick’s work, and last year he curated the acclaimed exhibition of work by over sixty artists entitled Towards Night at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne. Often Tom paints late into the night, finding then the imaginative space for dreams and escape. His paintings feed into his woodcuts and the other way round to create his potent interior landscape. 

Tom Hammick Sailing into Port Clyde 2016 oil on canvas 108 x 86 cm £price on application

Sailing into Port Clyde 108 x 86 cm oil on canvas

Hammick’s emotive use of colour and his dazzling skill with the decorative surface of his  woodcuts create works at once thrilling and edgy. Clearly linked to a Romantic tradition, he expresses poetic meaning through the awe-inspiring power of nature, at the same time portraying a vision of the world at its most fragile and deeply loved. An art teacher and a passionate advocate of other artists’ work Hammick also shares sensibilities, subject matter and inspiration with all kinds of other avenues of contemporary culture from uneasy fictional dystopias to current affairs, fashion, design and architecture.

Tom Hammick Close 2007 edition variable etching with chine colle and hand colouring 76 x 57 cm edition of 25 framed £1275

Tom Hammick Close edition variable etching with chine colle and hand colouring 76 x 57 cm

After studying History of Art at Manchester University, Hammick became a stonemason working in Dorset with St Blaise Restoration. He went on to study Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art, followed by an MA in Printmaking. His work has been exhibited in London, New York, Canada, Paris and Beijing. He is now a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Painting and Printmaking at the University of Brighton and Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Ulster and at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University).

Tom Hammick Smoke II (Towards Night) 2017 reduction woodcut 121 x 90 cm edition of 10 £4570

Tom Hammick Smoke II (Towards Night) reduction woodcut 121 x 90 cm

Hammick has work in many major public and corporate collections including the British Museum (Collection of Prints and Drawings), Victoria and Albert Museum, Bibliotheque Nationale de France (Collection of Prints and Drawings), Deutsche Bank, Yale Centre for British Art, and The Library of Congress, Washington DC. In 2015, Lund Humphries published a major new monograph on Tom Hammick, with text by Julian Bell. 

The works in the show can be viewed below. To enlarge the image and see more details about them, please click on the image. To enquire about Tom Hammick’s work please contact Sladers Yard on t: 01308 459511 e: gallery@sladersyard.co.uk. Tom Hammick’s prints and etchings are framed with museum quality glass.

Not in current show but available to buy:

Island Studio 3:7

Tom Hammick Island Studio Triptych  edition variable reduction woodcut 182 x 363 cm

To see a video about the making of Island Studio please click here.

To listen to Tom Hammick talking about his work please click here.

 

 

 

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