Tom Hammick is a British artist born in 1963.
While linked to a romantic tradition, searching for poetic meaning through the awe-inspiring power of nature, Hammick's work shares sensibilities with contemporary narrative forms, summoning the uneasy atmosphere of a crime thriller, or a dystopian suburban nightmare. Recurring motifs of isolated human dwellings (forest cabins, modernist houses, studios, compounds) or boats adrift at sea, appear to withhold an internal drama behind their flattened planes. The suggestion of hidden narrative is palpable; that by excluding the viewer from the action, they might discover the truth of its meaning.
Tom Hammick was awarded the V&A print collection prize at the International Print Biennale in September 2016. His work is held in many major public collections including the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Yale Centre for British Art, and The Library of Congress, Washington DC.