Mike Hammer

Mike Hammer

Artwork

Mike Hammer
"With a focus on color contrast and rhythmic patterns, I eventually discovered a technique that allowed me to produce what I now call 'Blob paintings'... The paint becomes the subject as a relief work rather than a traditional painting." -Mike Hammer Mike Hammer's work ignites riveting sparks of colour, texture, and movement. His solo exhibits in New York, Toronto, Amsterdam, and California have received rave reviews. Born in Calgary and raised in Toronto, he received his Bachelor of Arts and his Bachelor of Education from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in 1996-7. The shimmering colours and tactile allure of his optically engaging Stripes paintings have garnered Hammer considerable interest. His works can be found in many private and public collections both in Canada and abroad. "My aim is to produce vibrant and original non-representational works of art." The works of Jackson Pollock and his energetic style have had a lasting impact on my art making process. The resulting variations, from linear controlled stripes to wild free-wheeling stripes, represent an evolution of my exploration with the stripes motif.
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Bliss, 2017
Mike Hammer

Bliss, 2017

Acrylic and Resin on Panel

30 x 30 in

Crazy Larry, 2017
Mike Hammer

Crazy Larry, 2017

Acrylic and Resin on Panel

30 x 30 in

Dance, 2017
Mike Hammer

Dance, 2017

Acrylic and Resin on Panel

30 x 30 in

Matrix, 2017
Mike Hammer

Matrix, 2017

Acrylic and Resin on Panel

30 x 30 in

Peachy, 2017
Mike Hammer

Peachy, 2017

Acrylic and Resin on Panel

60 x 60 in

Pushed and Pulled, 2017
Mike Hammer

Pushed and Pulled, 2017

Acrylic and Resin on Panel

24 x 72 in

Sweet Emotion, 2017
Mike Hammer

Sweet Emotion, 2017

Acrylic and Resin on Panel

42 x 66 in

Tickle me Fancy, 2018
Mike Hammer

Tickle me Fancy, 2018

Acrylic and Resin on Panel

42 x 66 in

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