Expandabot by Peter Hamlin
Holographic Sparkles and Acrylic on Panel, 12″ x 12″
This painting is inspired by expanding technological capacities. See artist’s Instagram for a short video created for this painting via https://www.instagram.com/peterhamlinhambot/
Current Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery: Being A Panda from May 6th to 31st, 2017
Previous Exhibitions at Flower Pepper Gallery:
- Keep It Together curated by Mark Todd from March 26th to April 26th, 2016
- 40 x 400 curated by Mark Todd from January 10th to February 3rd, 2015
Envisioning the future, where technology will be indistinguishable from life, Peter Hamlin uses visual forms of painting, drawing, printmaking and objects informed by elements of storytelling and myth-making. Compositions blend fantasy and science as the spaces breathe with awareness in vibrant, synthetic colors, layers, and delineated systems.
Blurring the boundaries between the artificial and organic, the nefarious, benevolent, and benign, Peter constructs environments where nanopeople, robots, cyborg plants, and curious synthetic organisms live their lives. Humor and playfulness hybridize in these spaces where multiple outcomes to this destiny manifest through color, pattern and line.
As technologies are radically changing how humans experience the world, Peter’s work creates a place for exploration of how we adapt as a species, determine our future, and prepare for what’s to come.
Peter lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
“I make things I ‘see’ internally and externally to communicate layered perceptions and concepts. My work springs from an interest in our need for making meaning, driving forces and notions of progress, and our capacities to extend beyond practical function. Organic imagery, color, anthropomorphic shapes, Eastern and Western informed iconographies, technological figures and robotic appendages are aspects of compositions to evoke connotations, to challenge, and ask questions. These forms allow for various reads and the viewer can bring their own experience to the work for an individual interpretation.” – Peter Hamlin
2016 Lehman College, The City University of New York, Bronx, NY, MFA in Painting
1996 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, BFA Illustration
“Peter Hamlin goes Hambot,” NYArts, July/August, 2004 Author: Adam Barraclough
“Interview: Peter Hamlin,” Crown Dozen, April 7, 2004 Author: Adam Barraclough
“Peter Hamlin – Hambot Interview,” Pixelsurgeon, 2003 Author: Bill Griffen
Artists’ Book Collection. The Brooklyn Museum Library, Brooklyn, NY, 2009