A State of Matter Exhibition

A State of Matter -1On Thursday, November 9, “A State of Matter” opened at the Volcom Garden in Austin, Texas featuring work by Arik Roper, John Baizley, Jacob Bannon, and myself. I am very fortunate that I helped bring this exhibition together with the help of Michael Sieben, the gallery curator.I have been inspired by Arik, John and Jake for years, and when the opportunity arose to have a group exhibition together, I had to make sure it came to be.

Although our work is different and comes from a multitude of backgrounds and disciplines, it has a familiar thread running through it.
It is this thread that I wanted to explore and place in a state of physical being, placing our identities together for a short period to allow them to become a solid presence.Below are images of the work in the show, all are available for purchase unless otherwise sold. please contact Esteban Rey for information-  erey1975@gmail.comWork by Thomas Hooper.

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Work by Arik Roper – http://arikroper.com

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Work by Jacob Bannon – https://jacobbannon-com

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Work by John Dyer Baizley – http://aperfectmonster.com

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Some images from the install, our friend Richey Beckett come bay and said hello and burlesque were incredible and helped out so much.

The poster printed by Industry print shop.

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And below some images by Camille Mayor from the opening night, over 1500 hundred people attended, beyond our wildest expectations!!!!

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Below is a link to the Gallery’s website.

https://www.volcom.com/truetothis/a-state-of-matter-exhibition-arik-roper-john-dyer-baizley-jacob-bannon-thomas-hooper-volcom-garden/

 

Website and Portfolio updates

Hello, I’ve given this long standing website of mine a little overhaul, new art and tattooing portfolios, a new contact form and books, prints and ephemera website links.

thank you for looking!!!

Art Portfolio

Tattooing Portfolio

Contact Form

Books

Raking Light Projects

Burlesque Design

 

Mean Folk

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Andrew at Raking Light Projects has also updated my section on his website, Thank you!

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The Traveler, II.

Here is a little video and some images of my traveler II prints. So pleased with how these turned out, definitely way above my expectations, as always thank you to Andrew @rakinglightprojects for believing in my ideas and @brlsq @benbrlsq for excuting them. #thomashooperart  – thank you!!!!!!

Heres the details of the prints, available now via https://rakinglightprojects.com/collections/travelerII

SIZE: 30″ (H) X 22″ (W) / 76 X 55.9CM

300gsm Somerset Satin White paper. Printed by Burlesque of North America.

Varied edition of 75, signed.

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A Rose is A Rose, is A Rose.

During the summer I spent five weeks in the UK, mostly staying with my mother in Hastings. She has a beautiful garden and across the street from her home is a beautiful rose garden in Alexandra Park. I love to tattoo flowers and during my stay there I took a lot of photographs of both the gardens for my own personal reference, I have been going back and fourth about sharing a few of these images which ones etc, so I decided to share nearly all of them, feel free to use these for drawing, tattoo reference and to generally just enjoy. Thank you!

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ERODED SUN

ERODED SUN – available now via @brlsq – Burlesque of North America.Eroded Sun is based on a painting (approximately the same size as the reproduction) That I created for Neurosis’ Summer 2016 European tour, designed to be a complement to the artwork I created earlier in 2016 for Neurosis’ “Fire Within Fires” album.
Neurosis holds a special place in my heart and that pressure helped me create something for the band that I feel helped push my art further than before. The multiple layers and textures where all hand-drawn, painted and sanded in the original artwork. No computers were used to enhance the original at all.
The extremely talented @brlsq crew broke down these heavy textures into 14 layers, all expertly commited to paper by THE man Ben LaFond, making this one of my favorite prints I’ve ever released.
24 x 36″

14 color screenprint on French Whitewash paper
Standard edition of 81 prints

signed + numbered by the artist

Metallic Variant edition of 24 prints

signed + numbered by the artist

THANK YOU for your support.

Link-

https://burlesquedesign.com/products/thomas-hooper-eroded-sun