One to Watch: Thomas Hammer

Thomas Hammer in his studio

Thomas Hammer in his studio.  Photo Credit: Da Ping Luo

Thomas Hammer was born in 1985 in New York and studied at Cornell University.  He makes gestural black and white ink drawings, as well as paintings and works on paper using more vibrant colors. His works are a stunning manifestation of control, balancing chaos and harmony in an attempt, “to create emotionally impactful works that explore the relationship between human activity and our natural surroundings.”

Thomas’s works have been included in exhibitions across the US and have been placed in collections in the US and internationally.

 
Thomas Hammer in his studio
Thomas Hammer  in his studio.  Photo Credit: Da Ping Luo
Thomas Hammer in his studio
Thomas Hammer  in his studio.  Photo Credit: Da Ping Luo
Thomas Hammer's work on exhibit
Thomas Hammer’s work on exhibit.

Check out Thomas Hammer‘s work for sale on Saatchi Online:

Wolfdale

Wolfdale

Camino

Camino

Solano

Solano

M24

m24

21 Comments

  1. Not easy to create emotionally impactful works that explore the relationship between human activity and our natural surroundings.
    I guess that’s art

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  2. Giovanny Leon says:

    I don’t know anything about art but “Wolfdale” gave me goosebumps. Congrats Thomas!!!

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  3. Thomas works are amazing and interesting ,can’t stop looking at his gestural paintings :)

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  4. I wish you well but I must admit there is more to art than eye candy which seems to be the trend now in younger artists.

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  5. Len Hunter says:

    When working with abstraction I always think it is about finding a voice – what at first appears to be random chat is in fact sophisticated conversation – for me the marks being made are still experimental and random – It is so difficult to be original in a time of plenty – and being an older artist I have seen many attempt this type of gestural weaving of paint as professionals and children at play – it has a tendency to be monotone and monotonous. I hope that doesn’t sound harsh and that future experiments will lead to something more visually engaging.

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    • John Powell says:

      Len

      I couldn’t agree more.

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    • pam perkins says:

      How can His work be visually engaging when it’s ripping your third eye out!

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    • Steve Craft says:

      Completely agree. I applaud Thomas’ efforts and wish him well in his artistic endeavors, butt find the current (over the past 5+ years) to be a tad vapid, don’t mean to sound harsh but there’s something to be said for experience and the years it takes to shake off the ruling of trends and “what’s hip at the moment”.
      i may sound like a geezer but i firmly believe in the beauty of wisdom and maturity, especially of the work.

      Well that’s this one man’s opinion, I’m sure there’s a million other “artists” voices who would whole heartedly disagree… onward and upward.

      But Thomas keep going and pushing.

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  6. Powerful images with so much movement! Beautiful work!

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  7. Alex Godwin says:

    thumbs up great colours

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  8. Alex Godwin says:

    thumbs up great colours you shit lol

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  9. It is fine and good for what it is i would say but it just looks to my eyes old fashioned. I think it needs to develop originality but i like the confidence

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  10. jose luis madrazo says:

    Creo no decir ninguna tontería si digo que 10.000 artistas de mi entorno, entre los que me cuento, podríamos hacer cinco obras similares en una día…o tal vez no, yo dejo ahí mi reto, por lo demás felicito a este artista y que nunca le falte la inspiración. Enhorabuena.

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  11. Len Hunter says:

    ¿por qué detenerse en 5 al día ….

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    • jose luis madrazo says:

      Tienes razón, dije cinco por no quedar como exagerado, además yo no madrugo, como despacio, duermo siesta, así que los haría con tranquilidad
      Saludos

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  12. Barbara Anne Hull-Chan says:

    I love your work, it looks simple but has amazing depth.

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  13. Mimi says:

    Art is very personal and very subjective…all of it. What is monotone and monotonous to one? Is bold and evocative to another. What appears to be experimental and random to some? Rings true and strong to another. And so it is in the case of Thomas Hammer and the above work. I am particularly pulled in to his drawings. Very good work, in my humble opinion.
    I could list many reasons why I feel the way I feel, but I wont…bc art is about exactly that: a personal feeling. A good friend and well respected member of the “working” art world recently told me: “If it engages you it works.” I am engaged and therefore it works…for me that is.
    Beauty is most definitely in the eye of the beholder.

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  14. Annette says:

    Like much modern art these days this belongs in the category “What is art actuallycoming to these days”?
    I look at a painting and think “this must have taken all of 10 minutes to create.”
    But others like it, and that is obviously a good thing, isn’t it?
    .

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  15. Ben Garrison says:

    Beautiful work–powerful yet subtle. Impressive.

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