ALARIC HAMMOND

LONDON, UK

The first impact comes from the surfaces; from the materials, from the marks and from the chemicals. Then the images and patterns emerge and begin to resonate. There are so many ideas within the works and these, in turn, stimulate all kinds of questions and associations in the mind of the viewer. The final rush comes from relating all of these concepts and ideas back to the physicality of the pieces before your eyes.

The triumph of the artist is that he has produced works in our world that otherwise might only have been conceived within a science fiction novel - perhaps one about a decaying civilisation being miraculously transformed into a new exotic state of nature. Beautiful, exciting and addictive...what more could you want from art in the 21st century?

Paul Foster, Saatchi Gallery

“Alaric is to street art what Throbbing Gristle were to Punk"
The Outsiders Gallery

Alaric Hammond's debut exhibition for Steve Lazarides' The Outsiders Gallery quickly established his talents, originally honed from within London's influential INSECT collective, to the global audience.

Alaric has since continued to develop a diverse practice of drawing, painting and collage centred around his corruption of the traditional techniques of fine art printmaking. The artist employs a variety of unique acid bath techniques to corrode the metal plates bearing his work in assemblages dramatising the effects of environmental decay and erosion from the natural passage of time and at the hand of man in the form of urban pollution, neglect and vandalism.

SOLO SHOWS
Saatchi Gallery, London (2015) - CAUSTIC WINDOWS
The Outsiders Gallery, Newcastle (2012) - WONDERLAND

GROUP SHOWS
Saatchi Gallery, London (2015) - POP THE STREETS
Strychnin Gallery, Berlin (2013) - ALL (MY) STARS
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (2013) - A THOUSAND WORDS
Tokyo Love Auction, Tokyo (2012) - TOKYO LOVE

ALARIC HAMMOND

LONDON, UK

The first impact comes from the surfaces; from the materials, from the marks and from the chemicals. Then the images and patterns emerge and begin to resonate. There are so many ideas within the works and these, in turn, stimulate all kinds of questions and associations in the mind of the viewer. The final rush comes from relating all of these concepts and ideas back to the physicality of the pieces before your eyes.

The triumph of the artist is that he has produced works in our world that otherwise might only have been conceived within a science fiction novel - perhaps one about a decaying civilisation being miraculously transformed into a new exotic state of nature. Beautiful, exciting and addictive...what more could you want from art in the 21st century?

Paul Foster, Saatchi Gallery

“Alaric is to street art what Throbbing Gristle were to Punk"
The Outsiders Gallery

Alaric Hammond's debut exhibition for Steve Lazarides' The Outsiders Gallery quickly established his talents, originally honed from within London's influential INSECT collective, to the global audience.

Alaric has since continued to develop a diverse practice of drawing, painting and collage centred around his corruption of the traditional techniques of fine art printmaking. The artist employs a variety of unique acid bath techniques to corrode the metal plates bearing his work in assemblages dramatising the effects of environmental decay and erosion from the natural passage of time and at the hand of man in the form of urban pollution, neglect and vandalism.

SOLO SHOWS
Saatchi Gallery, London (2015) - CAUSTIC WINDOWS
The Outsiders Gallery, Newcastle (2012) - WONDERLAND

GROUP SHOWS
Saatchi Gallery, London (2015) - POP THE STREETS
Strychnin Gallery, Berlin (2013) - ALL (MY) STARS
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (2013) - A THOUSAND WORDS
Tokyo Love Auction, Tokyo (2012) - TOKYO LOVE