Tom Hammick's work probes the human condition in pulsating color, pushing the materiality of each medium into a contemplative narrative. There is an undeniable oscillation between the quietude of the subject matter-a lone figure on the beach, three figures tending a garden-and the artist's distinctly exuberant palette. We as viewers are left with an electrified stillness.
Tom Hammick is an artist living and working in London and East Sussex in the UK. He studied art history at the University of Manchester and later Fine Painting at Camberwell College of Art and NSCAD, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada. He has an MA in Printmaking, also from Camberwell, and until recently taught at Fine Art Painting and Printmaking for many years at The University of Brighton. Hammick is the proud father of three mostly grown children as well as a lover of music, theater, film, opera and poetry, all of which informs his work in a profound and tangible way. His work is held in various public and private collections worldwide, including The British Museum, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT; Deutsche Bank; De Beers; ING Barings; Arthur Anderson; British Arts Council and The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.