Tom Hammick I HYPNAGOGIC in New York

Tom’s work is always characterised by strong colour and bold design. His new show opening in New York this week reveals an even more vivid vision – vibrant dreamscapes with a fairytale quality. It is aptly entitled “Hypnagogic” : a word describing a period of drowsiness immediately before or after sleep and his paintings, woodcuts and collaged dry-points have the feel of half dreams; with small figures dwarfed by large buildings in highly coloured surroundings. His is a world of heightened reality.

Fallout, 2014, Tom Hammick, woodcut
Fallout, 2014, Tom Hammick, woodcut

 

As a painter, and in particular as a printmaker, Hammick has been influenced by looking at traditions of art outside Western culture including Japanese print and film, Chinese scroll painting and Indian miniatures.

Smoke 2, 2014 Tom Hammick, Oil on linen
Smoke 2, 2014 Tom Hammick, Oil on linen

 

Hypnagogic – runs from September 11th until October 11th 2014 at Flowers Gallery, 529 W 20th St New York, NY 10011