Flowers Gallery is delighted to participate in the 2017 edition of The London Original Print Fair (Stand 49) with a solo presentation of prints by Tom Hammick. On view for the first time will be several new woodcuts forming part of a narrative cycle to be exhibited in an upcoming solo exhibition Lunar Voyage at Flowers Gallery, New York in October 2017.
Tom Hammick (b.1963) is a British artist based in East Sussex and London. Hammick is a painter as well as a printmaker, known for his psychologically-charged landscapes and emotive handling of colour. Recurring motifs of isolated human dwellings (forest cabins, modernist houses, studios or compounds) appear to withhold an internal drama, with unsettling perspectives and uncanny dream-like settings. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of sources, from Japanese prints to Northern European Romanticism, Hammick’s work also summons the uneasy atmosphere of a crime thriller, or a dystopian suburban nightmare.
Tom Hammick was the winner of the V&A Prize at the International Print Biennale, Newcastle, in 2016, and the print Violetta and Alfredo’s Escape, 2016, was acquired by the V&A. He has work in many major public and corporate collections including the British Museum (Collection of Prints and Drawings); V&A (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.
Held at the Royal Academy of Arts, the London Original Print Fair offers an opportunity to view works from all periods of printmaking, from the earliest woodcuts of Dürer, to the latest editions by contemporary masters. The event is London's longest-running art fair and features a talks and events programme alongside a print award sponsored by Hallett Independent.