John Hammer's latest series will debut at Mayfest
The Tulsa artist's new series, “Faces,” provides an abstract, geometric take on the subject.
John Hammer works in his studio on a new series called “Faces.”
Artist John Hammer draws inspiration from the faces of people around him. His new series, “Faces,” provides an abstract, geometric take on the subject.
Though he worked for years as a graphic designer, Hammer was inspired to dive into art by drawing a flower on his back patio. His early works used bold, bright colors and drew from pop influences and local landmarks. Then he began to explore what he calls “tattered aesthetic.”
“I wanted to take lost and found objects, and give a voice to the things — for example, tools — that have been lost and forgotten and maybe gotten rusty,” Hammer says.
His art has been well-received. In 2018, he was chosen as the Tulsa International Mayfest poster artist, and this year, Hammer plans to premiere his “Faces” series at his Mayfest booth. Works from his previous series also will be on display.