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Patrick Earl Hammie  Chicago, IL

'Night Watch'
Oil on linen
'Icarus'
Oil on linen

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About Patrick Earl


Blending traditions of the Old Masters with contemporary modes of representation, Patrick Earl Hammie’s paintings explore the tension between power and vulnerability. Adopting body language and narrative to reinvent and remix ideal beauty and heroic nudity, his portraits examine how male artists have historically represented themselves and the nude. Perhaps more than any other form of image-making, figurative painting is often read as a mirror of the time in which it is made; the canvas might be uniquely valued as a type of sociohistorical document. In this vein, his work is situated in the discourse of contemporary art that questions and present visual alternatives to historical masculine traditions, constructions of identity, gender politics and race. Coming of age in a generation that is post-Civil Rights and post-Second Wave Feminism, Patrick’s monumental paintings symbolize his shadow-selves and visualize the effort to reconcile inner duality, transcend typical masculine ideals and yield to new realities that require constant compromise and change.


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i love your drawings i like how u take the textures of the human body. You are very creative with your drawings.

You knoe, you're the first artist I've been introduced to that was interested in dissecting the texture of the human skin. I'm very interested into seeing what you come up with in the future.

I love these peices..they are just so beautiful and moving.

I like your paintings...I can feel them.

Quite interesting concept. So graphic and striking, mainly because we are not used to seeing males portrayed in this way. I applaud his "effort to reconcile inner duality, transcend typical masculine ideals and yield to new realities that require constant compromise and change."

Nice job, Patrick. I'm hoping to catch your show at Wellesley in April.

wow! j'aime beaucoup ça me trouble
je suis touché et ta technique est super intéressante
bravo!

beautiful!!!

I love the value tones on these paintings! the style is unique...especially the way the figures are posed. it appears to be so natural.

Love the strength of the man and the vuneralbility of the inner child. Very emotional and enticing. Wow.

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