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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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

Continuing Old Themes

I've been in San Fransisco on vacation for a little over a week, seeing museums and visiting the natural wonder of the Redwoods and the surrounding pacific coastal landscape. I found myself tattooing some of my old clients at one of my favorite tattoo shops in the world, Temple Tattoo in Oakland.
Damon came in and we continued working on his arm outlining it into a full sleeve, more on this one to come in the future, but for now our progress……

Thank you Damon for your trust and time.
Below are a few images from my trip to the coast, Point Reyes Lighthouse. I shoot a lot of landscapes and textural images with my Fuji Xt1, they provide me inspiration for paintings and illustration.

Repeat then Repeat 

As my trip to the U.K. Comes to an end I’m looking back at my photographs, mostly of visits to museums and old castles and family fun. But a certain group of images stick out, whilst here a very dedicated and patient client came three times to get work from me, it’s always a pleasure to tattoo Karen. 

Below is the document of the dedication she has, we finished her right sleeve, started and finished her left armpit and started her back with a giant chrysanthemum. Thank you!