October 7th, 2015 – January 1st, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, October 16th, 6-8pm
"This latest body of work focuses on the line, and how it interacts with color and space. Creating patterns on top of color fades, other patterns, and flat color, I explore the relationship between composition, structure, and color. Much of my past work has revolved around flat color and the use of negative space, The line work is an homage to my love of Op-Art, architecture, and graffiti.
"The result is series of throwback imagery, invoking the 80's and the early digital age of computers. My intent was to recreate these looks by hand, while adding an organic feel through fades and atmospheric backgrounds." — Mike Hammecker
Mike Hammecker is a painter who currently lives and works in Boston. He grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago with a family that liked to travel often. At a young age, he developed an appreciation for architecture (through frequent vists to homes and buidlings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright), Japanese woodblock prints, graffiti, Art Noveau and more. After years of experimenting with graffiti art, zine production and more, he decided to focus his attention on fine art, and in his first ever show was included in an exhibit at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC. He has since shown his work in spots like Brooklyn's Galapagos, Boston's Bernard Toale Gallery, New England School of Art and Design, and Boston's newest gallery, Lot F.
View more of Mike's work at www.mikehammecker.com.