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!

New Prints and a Print Give Away!!!!

Hello! its been awhile since I last posted, I have a lot of new tattoo photos that I will be posting over the next few weeks, trying to move away from instagram and focus on this website again…. (famous last words?)

In the meantime I wanted to offer this give away to you, my readers of this little blog first before I post to instagram as supplies are limited…..

I have two new screen prints available on www.rakinglightprojects.com and those prints along with any other available prints or original artwork will come with a free letterpress print, printed by Paul Mullowney.

Heres some pictures and info………

Shot with DxO ONE

The above giveaway prints measure 20″ (h) x 13″ (w) / 51 x 33cm and were printed as single editions of 75 by Paul Mullowney. They will be randomly selected from the two letterpress editions pictured above. If you are interested in a specific version, please say so in the notes section of the RLP checkout process. We will do our best to accommodate requests. Supplies are limited.
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The Future Obelisk (above)
Four color screenprint on French Grout Grey paper
24” (h) x 18” (w) / 61 x 45.7cm
Single edition of 50, signed
Print Price – $40
AVAILABLE NOW
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OPskull IV (above)
Three color screenprint on white archival paper
24” (h) x 16” (w) / 61 x 40.6cm
Single edition of 50, signed
Print Price – $40
AVAILABLE NOW
Below is some of the other art available on www.rakinglightprojects.com

http://www.rakinglightprojects.com

Three New Prints

Last month I exhibited three paintings ash the new Austin gallery “The Volcom Garden”

It was an awesome show with all local Austin artists, curated by Micheal Sieben. There is a small write up about the show here….. 

I posted my three paintings that I made for the show on instagram last month and had a few people asking if i was going to make any prints…. well I just got the samples back from the printers…. I decided to make a short run them, printed with archival Epsom pigments on Somerset Velvet Rag.

The link to the web store is here – http://thomashooper.bigcartel.com

Void Sunset 12 x 24 inches.Hooper Scan 05-26-17-1 adj

Skull Horizon 12 x 16 inches.Hooper Scan 05-26-17-2 adj

 

Hole III 11 x 14 inches.Hooper Scan 05-26-17-3 adj

Thank you for looking – Thomas.

2017 T-shirts and more. 

Starting off the new year with a fresh round of soft goods…….
We wanted to go with a simple classic collection of art that repsresnted my work currently and touched on some of the last ten years of printing shirts with Ryan and Shirts and Destroy. As always all made in the USA and printed by hand by Ryan. Thank you. 

Available now via

http://americandarkness.website/thomas-hooper/


Thank you. 

http://americandarkness.website/thomas-hooper/

The Route to The End

The Art of Thomas Hooper

Today, September 23rd 2016, the Neurosis album Fires Within Fires gets released, if I were to say I am excited, it would be a huge understatement. I wanted to share some of the art that was created during the whole process. Neurosis is a band that has influenced my art since I first discovered them, to have come full circle and create images to accompany their music is very surreal, and has been a huge honor.

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Here is the final cover, all hand painted, no photoshop or digital retouching, it is part of a larger piece that is 15 x 30″ – ink, gouache, acrylic and charcoal on paper. Before I show the finished pieces that make up the cover and album packaging I wanted to show a sample of the pieces that were created during the journey to the final art.

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August 26th 2015, this was the very piece that struck a chord with the…

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Echoes Exhibited

Ill keep the explanation short on this one……………………

Jim’s paintings are in the brown frames and mine are in the grey frames.

The exhibition will be up for three weeks at

Fleet Gallery
53 Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea. TN38 OEG
Opening times: Wednesday-Saturday – 10am – 5pm

 

http://www.fleet-gallery.com

https://jimmacairt.com

 

for Enquiries about purchasing and viewing  please email patrick@fleet-gallery.com

or call +44 (0)1424 200220

 

thank you.

 

Echoes – Thomas Hooper and Jim Macairt

I have an exhibition opening his Friday and Saturday that I am very proud to announce. 


ECHOES & Tattoo Meditations, Thomas Hooper & Jim MacAirt.
Please Join us for the Preview of our new exhibition on Friday July 8th from 6 – 8pm, at Fleet Gallery, 53 Norman Road, East Sussex, St. Leonards, TN38 0EG
This is the first joint exhibition of Art Work by Thomas Hooper and Jim MacAirt and features new work by these two internationally respected Tattoo Artists. The work shows another side of the arts practice of Thomas and Jim, who both trained as Fine Artists before becoming Tattooists.
Their experience and practice as Fine Artists reflects the range of influences and skills that informs their Tattoo Art. They decided to show their work together at Fleet Gallery to reflect the longstanding creative conversation between them as Artists and friends.
For more information go to:

Jim MacAirt: https://jimmacairt.com/
Fleet Gallery: http://fleet-gallery.com/


Jim Macairt 2016. 


Thomas Hooper 2016. 

New Limited Merch for winter 2016

I have some new merch available until FEBUARY 16th. Part of news series of limited release t shirts and Apparell that shirts and destroy are doing through their new website. 

You can find all my new stuff here

http://americandarkness.website/thomashooper/

Below is a short press release from Ryan at shirts and destroy about this new direction. 

Shirts & Destroy has a new website where the company will house it’s new Limited Edition Artist Merchandise. Consolidating resources with sister company TrueBlack, Shirts & Destroy will continue to release weekly Artist T-shirts and other goods in collaboration with it’s expanding community of true underground genre defining illustrators, Fine Artists, Tattooers and musicians. The previous website will remain fully functional as existing stock is migrated over to the new online store. 
The first release on TrueBlackUSA.com <http://trueblackusa.com&gt; is with long time collaborator and friend Thomas Hooper. This collection of merchandise will only be available for purchase for two weeks until February 18th. 
Shirts & Destroy is committed to producing all merchandise moving forward on ethically sourced textiles that are MADE IN THE UNITED STATES. 
We can no longer ignore the inhumane working conditions, environmental impact and social irresponsibility of T-shirt manufacturing in China, Mexico, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and other areas of the so called “third world”. Your support allows us to offer an alternative to these practices while contributing to a community of artists who rely on your participation. Thank you for being a part of SHIRTS AND DESTROY!!!

   
    
 

  
   

Thank you so much for your continued support.