4 x 5 Film shots of Ryan’s Back

My posts on this blog are sporadic to say the least…..

In an attempt to share some photographs of my work and keep posting…….

Here is Ryan’s back photographed on Ilford 4×5 hp5 film, using my Graflex Speed Graphic with a Schneider Xenar 210mm f3 Lens, taken last month whilst in Texas.

Thank you for looking, and thank you Ryan for getting this work done and sitting through all of it.

Light on The Horizon

I’ve been very inspired by On the Nature of Daylight, a piece of music by @maxrichtermusic a lot with these new paintings, they are in an Exhibition I currently have up as part of @artwavefestival here in my home town of Lewes, East Sussex. 

Ive been wanting to create beacons, almost in an astral or cosmic sense, guiding lights out of or within the darkness that seems to be thrust upon us constantly by the current giant corporations of social media and mainstream news.


I’ve been lucky to see Max Richter play live a few times and it is truly incredible, there is a quote from him that resonates a lot with me, its about making music to create a place to think. I took inspiration from that and within these paintings wanted to create a place for the mind to rest and look forward towards these points of light, lighthouses if you will, as positive forces of nature like the sun. 

Thomas Hooper – Light on the Horizon 
Netwerks
4 Fisher Street
10 am – 3pm
September 3-18th. 
Artwave stop 112

1. AEROBEACON
THOMAS HOOPER
39 x 48.5 cm
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS MOUNTED TO WOOD

2. LIGHT ON THE HORIZON
THOMAS HOOPER
42 x 59.5 cm
ACRYLIC ON WOOD
3. ASTRAL BEACON I
THOMAS HOOPER
70.5 x 100cm
ACRYLIC ON WOOD
4. ILLUMINATING ANGLES
THOMAS HOOPER
21 X 33 CM
ACRYLIC ON WOOD
5. INTERRUPTED LIGHT
THOMAS HOOPER
40.5 x 70.5 cm
ACRYLIC ON WOOD
6. KEEPER OF LIGHT
THOMAS HOOPER
50 x 50cm
ACRYLIC ON WOOD
7. ISOPHASE LIGHT I
THOMAS HOOPER
28.5 x 38.5cm
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
8. ISOPHASE LIGHT II
THOMAS HOOPER
28.5 x 38.5cm
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
9. ISOPHASE LIGHT III
THOMAS HOOPER
28.5 x 38.5cm
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
10. OPTICAL NAVIGATOR
THOMAS HOOPER
28.5 x 33 cm
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
10. INTERRUPTED LIGHT II
THOMAS HOOPER
49 x 73.5 cm
ACRYLIC ON WOOD
14. DISRUPTOR I
THOMAS HOOPER
45 x 45cm
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

15. DISRUPTOR II
THOMAS HOOPER
45 x 45cm
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

16. DISRUPTOR III
THOMAS HOOPER
45 x 45cm
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

12. PASSING LIGHTS
THOMAS HOOPER
30.5 x 40.5 cm
ACRYLIC ON PAPER
FRAMED
13. PRIMARY NAVIGATION
THOMAS HOOPER
30.5 x 40.5 cm
ACRYLIC ON PAPER
FRAMED

Below are 3 older pieces that are included in the exhibition from a previous show in Lewes.

17. UNTITLED BLACK AND WHITE II
30.5 X 38 CM
FRAMED

18. UNTITLED COLOR 6
30.5 X 38 CM
ACRYLIC AND GOUACHE ON PAPER
FRAMED

19. UNTITLED BLACK AND WHITE 4
30.5 X 38 CM
FRAMED

Thank you for Looking.

For pieces and more info please email me.

thomashoopersales @ gmail .com

Webstore and Publishing

First off id like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me and my endeavors over the years.

Below is an updated look at what I have to offer via my various publishers and web-stores, selling art and merchandise allows me to take a step back from tattooing to create art that informs and refreshes my look at the tattoos I do, the support is invaluable. Thank you.

Below are the offerings from Deathwish inc, an American based record label, bistro and art/merch store they support a lot of great artists and bands and are independently owned.

For more info follow this link , thank you – https://deathwishinc.com/collections/thomas-hooper

Next up is the offerings from Night Swim Project, a Minneapolis based screen printing company owned and operated by two women, Jodi and Sarah, whom I have worked with for over ten years now.

https://nightswimproject.com/shop

Lastly is a selection of paintings available via Raking Light Projects, an independently owned gallery and publisher from Denver Colorado.

Originals, Prints and Books. https://rakinglightprojects.com/search?type=product&q=thomas+hooper

Thank you!

Waters

I had the honor of tattooing Michael whilst working at Rock of Ages tattoo for nearly the entirety of my tenure there, 8 years…….. what a great time it was!

I can’t thank Michael enough for his trust and dedication to getting this work done, we still have a little to finish and I can’t wait to get back to Austin to continue Michael’s tattoos and work alongside my ROA family.

Thanks for looking, if you would like some work from me please follow the links to my contact page.

Futuristic Landscapes

I have always loved Science Fiction, as a genre in books, graphic novels, film, music and more specifically Art, when Lance asked me about a sleeve and showed me some drawings fo mine that leaned into a few textural patterns that where inspired by this I asked him if we could take it further, wonderfully he said yes and we got to do the tattoo below.

Thank you Lance, couldn’t be happier with how this one came together. Inspired by the French Cartoonist Philippe Druillet’s, Loane Sloane series, to quote Wikipedia – The “quasi-baroque style of Druillet’s artwork, which features Lovecraftian space nightmares mixed with Escherian mathematically-inspired worlds.” really does it for me.