Tamez : Hooper : Synthesis

Really excited to announce this one!!!
SYNTHESIS
RECENT WORKS BY STEPHANIE TAMEZ & THOMAS HOOPER

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TAMEZ


Having worked alongside Stephanie for longer than anyone else in my career I have had the opportunity to witness how she fearlessly blends her history and identity into her art, admiring this, I am constantly inspired by the way she blends tattooing and art , not leaving any of her practices separate from one another. Her approach to making art and creating work drives me and informs my own personal process, helping me strive to keep a synthesis between the different languages I employ across various mediums.

—Thomas Hooper

HOOPER


What I find most interesting about Thomas Hooper’s work, is his interest in ideas of layers. He explores a very textural and meditative process as he journeys with his exploration of mediums . In his process he has achieved a very authentic method that engages us with his deep visual language.

—Stephanie Tamez

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New webstore, Apparel and Prints via Deathwishinc

Last month I launched a new webstore on my friend Jacob Bannon’s record label and distribution website www.deathwishinc.com. I am truly honored to get the opportunity to collaborate with such incredible label, having been a fan of the music that Deathwish has released for many years it is very surreal to have my art now made available through them. Thank you to everyone that has ordered so far, I really appreciate the support, the blankets sold out quick as we kept the production numbers super low on everything as to minimize over stock and waste. European customers can also benefit from Deathwish’s eu distribution and cheaper mailing prices on import tax etc.

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Below are some images and a link to look at it all, Thank you!

https://deathwishinc.com/collections/thomas-hooper

 

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Adventure Time with Jeff

 

I’ve been tattooing Jeff Zellner for the past 8 years, we started at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn NY when I was a resident there, now we’ve both relocated and I’m extremely grateful that he continues to travel to get tattooed by me. Both hands, sleeves and back are by me, his chest panels are by Michael Aul and the torch on his sternum is by his wife Lana Zellner.

I am extremely grateful for the trust he has given me and the opportunities to explore new ideas on his skin that he continues to give me the freedom to do.

These photographs were taken yesterday at the end of a session on his back.

Thank you Jeff!

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A Canadian Body Suit

Edwin Lawes first came to get tattooed August 27 2012, when I worked at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn NY. Six years later as we draw closer to finishing his body suit which will conclude in the next few years with tattooing his sleeves, I have the opportunity to reflect on what an amazing project this has been.

Tattooing is an amazing experience, both as the artist and as the client, which I have had the honor of being both for 20 something years. Working on this project has been a challenging and rewarding experience with a massive learning curve both in how to conceptualize such a large body of work but also to make progress without causing too much physical pain each visit. Edwin and his wife Jennifer (an incredibly talented tattooist) travel to see me once or twice a year from Port Perry Canada, we usually do 3-4 days in a row. This is an extremely difficult way to get tattooed, very painful and a drain on the body’s immune system. This last trip we did 5 days in a row, two long sessions and 3 short sessions. Below you can see some photographs from the results of this last trip, a lot of healed areas and the final sections of his torso and legs mapped out before we move onto his sleeves. The final task with his torso and legs will be to add shading to separate all the layered elements, this will give the shapes space and depth and make the overall look of the imagery much less confusing and chaotic.

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Ted is an amazing woodworker and made my family a beautiful chess set as a thank you.

Thank you so much Edwin and Jennifer for all the trust and commitment.

You can see some more of Edwin’s beautiful carpentry here –

https://instagram.com/tedtables?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1va1qmbzpwldq

And some of Jennifer’s amazing tattooing here –

https://instagram.com/jenniferlawes?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=10s2i0xye7zdv