It is with great pleasure that we announce ATAK Gallery will host a solo exhibition of new works by Thomas Hooper.
Born in Hastings East Sussex, Thomas Hooper studied Drawing at The London Institute of Art & Design, subsequently moving from London to New York City to pursue his goals in Tattooing and Art, now residing in Austin, TX.
As a Painter, Illustrator, and Tattooist Thomas aims to mix orthodox and unorthodox drawing & painting techniques, organic textures, computer-enhanced patterns, accidental stains, & geometrical entities to further intertwine the path of his everyday practice on skin into the realm of fine art & beyond.
Cascading mandalas disintegrate into ornate abstract textures. Sacred symbols guide the viewer deeper into the universal core. Elements of wabi-sabi merge with sacred symbolism, occult, & truth. Thomas's pictorial work, although directly complementary to the skin-based work, travels far from the world of tattooing to explore a very medium-orientated abstraction.
New Works By Thomas Hooper
Aug 9 – Sep 13, 2014
Opening reception Aug 9, 7pm 'till late
1038 Larkin St
FOR MORE INFORMATION/MEDIA/SALES:
Takashi Makino / email@example.com / 415.942.6250