• Artists : ROBERT HAMMOND 
  • Venue : ARTSAWA | DIFC
  • Preview : 17 March 2014
  • Start Date : 17 March 2014 Time : 11:00 AM
  • End Date : 18 April 2014 Time : 10:00 PM


    Happy Lucky is Robert Hammond’s newest iteration of his Visual Ritual conception.

    Robert explores contemporary allegories through the mechanics of modern interfaces and the modern visual realm.

    While most wall art is about surface, Robert’s work is intentionally about reflection. Accents of light travel across chamfered edges where metal and glass meet. Precision-engineered surfaces transform smiling faces of glass and steel into sumptuous simple motifs combined to obtain whimsical harmonies and resonances - isolating our perception to naivety, pattern, surfaces, textures and reflection and their relations. In place of brush or pencil - Robert’s art is drawn with thick 5-7cm metal profiles. The materials are all glossy and reflective - polished steel is inlaid and engineered into thick acrylic - creating flush surfaces - producing compound objects 7cm deep - that make up a whole. Distilling beauty from astute simplicity, bringing order to complexity Robert’s works reflect the modern urban world around us. 

    Elementary shapes, symbols, and smiling faces, are combined to obtain whimsical harmonies and resonances - isolating our perception to patterns, surfaces, textures and reflection and their relations Since his emergence, Robert  has transformed Pop Art, Conceptual, and Appropriation Art with craft-making and popular culture to create his own unique aesthetic. In Robert’s work the hand of the artist is always once removed, leaving his art to stand apart of human character and touch. 

    Robert’s artworks rarely inspire passive responses, and this is one sign of the importance of his accomplishment - his art holds up a mirror to contemporary iconography, and familiar commercial aesthetics in search of an art he makes his own.