Atlantica marks a series of firsts for the gallery - our first project with Tom Hammick and the first of the gallery’s virtual exhibitions to be shown in its entirety online.
Atlantica presents several examples of Hammick’s expansive woodcuts, with their richly textured surfaces patterned by the coarse oak wood grain. The scale of the woodcuts ranges from intimate to monumental, with some spanning several large sheets.
With great reverence for storytelling in all its forms, Hammick’s works draw from deep wells of myth, literature, music and poetry. Compositions that start as modest subjects are brought to life through the influence of ancient epic tales, orchestral scores and Romantic verse. Passing figures on the shore or loved ones standing beneath tall trees are everyday scenes that take on archetypal timelessness and become otherworldly.