'Crook', Chris Hamer
Acrylic on canvas
25.5 x 20.5 cm
The calm facture of my paintings contrasts with an interplay of plane and depth, which
leads to a tension between the abstract quality of the images and the subjects
I abstain from planning by instigating a non-linear state in which colours from one image
are transposed onto another. Continued application and removal leads to a fluid
relationship between layers of paint, which are then fixed in the final work.
Chris Hamer was born in Bolton in 1970 and studied at Leeds Polytechnic 1989-
92. He was the Co-Chair of Object Studios Limited, Manchester 1995-1997
and lectures in Contextual Studies at Mid-Chester College (for Chester
University). His exhibitions include Leeds Open Exhibition Leeds City Art Gallery
1992, Art of the Sacred Egton Priory North Yorkshire 1993, Manchester
Academy of Fine Art Manchester City Art Gallery 1993, Stockport Open Stockport
Art Gallery 1994, Object One 29 John Dalton Street Manchester 1994, Compartment Rogue Studios Manchester
2005 and Mini-Series 85 Rockdove Avenue Manchester 2006.