'It's as if the world, its creatures, the insects living in my studio and shepherd's hut, the leaves thrashing around like moving castles above my studio, the wildlife in the pond and paddock, the night sky, the barn owl and pipistrelle bats, both flying at dusk. All this is somehow in me and me in the work, like us in lockdown, so much more has been revealed to so many of us' - Tom Hammick
Lyndsey Ingram presents new etchings, woodcuts and paintings by British artist Tom Hammick.
Nightfire is a selection of work made within an 18-month period, including the global pandemic. These prints and paintings are connected by a stirring undercurrent that crackles to the surface as vivid outlines and surges across the work in expressive striations of colour. Hammick revisits compositions that have their roots in operatic narratives, poetry, film and literature. He explores what the different mediums of oil paint on canvas, woodcut and etching bring to each new iteration.