On Friday I saw a great exhibition of work from artist Tom Hammick at Flowers East – Exhibition: Tom Hammick Wall, Window, World. This exhibition features new works made in response to a year-long residency at English National Opera (ENO).
I have been a fan of his work for some years now, especially his print work which primarily is using woodcut. I am drawn to his work; by his use of loud and subtle colour play, the wonderful layering of forms, the sense of narrative in his images, and the feelings of joy and unease conjured up by them. His best images work away on your imagination and pull you into their story.
Here are three of my favourite woodcut prints from the exhibition. These digital images really just give a taste; you are missing out on some of the more subtle colour patterns, and the last image is actually a really large print where you can see the grain of the wood coming through the grey ink of the fore ground – so I strongly recommend a visit to see them up close if you are in London.