Artist in Focus: Tom Hammick
We have exhibited work by Tom Hammick since 2007 and have enjoyed seeing each successive series of paintings and original prints. In addition his exhibitions here have included tapestries in 2008 and drawings in 2011.
Tom Hammick's paintings and prints give us his unique view of the world: a fragile place, where we inhabit but cannot control, we are merely observers as are the subjects of the works.
This June Lund Humphries are publishing a monograph of his work "Wall, Window, World", written by Julian Bell. This is the first book to survey the work of Tom Hammick. It sets his work within the context of contemporary debates about painting while relating it to the two-centuries-old Romantic tradition. Julian Bell also explores in depth the artist's working processes, imagery and career to date, arguing that Hammick's work constitutes one of the richest imaginative achievements in late 20th- and early 21st-century British art. There will be a special edition of "Tom Hammick: Wall, Window, World", which incorporates a three-part colour etching Fallout (see below), created specially for this book in an edition of 60, which is packaged with the book in a slipcase designed by the artist himself.
We will have several copies of the special edition book in our Summer Mixed Exhibition during July.
In "Out of Drawing" in April 2011 Tom Hammick with two of his former students, Betsy Dadd and Laura Carlin, exhibited a range of works based on their fundamental source.
The exhibtion included paintings, prints and animation but the main element was an installation of 100 drawings by all three artists, a video of which is shown here.
With Flowers Gallery in London, Tom Hammick's work is shown at major art fairs in London, USA and Europe.
His reduction woodcuts and complex etchings are often included in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
See "Night Garden" 2015, reduction woodcut to the left.
Since attaining his degree in Art History, followed by an MA in printmaking in 1992 Tom Hammick has won a string of awards and prizes for his work.
In addition he is sought after to be artist in residence, most notibly a the ENO (2014), Glyndebourne (2007,8,9), Charlston (2008).
In 2008 Tom Hammick and Stephen Chambers illustrated a book of poems by Robert Vas Dias "Leaping Down to Earth", the special edition of which contains a limited edition print by both artists. The British Museum have a copy of the book in its collection. See more details in our online shop here.
See Tom Hammick's main page for more details and images of other available works.