Brett Hammond’s spray-painted canvas panels pay homage to pop art traditions as he explores his own interests in satire, drama, and romantic tension. Above all, his work is smart, fun, and vibrant.
Covered in paint and fueled by caffeine-laced neurosis, Hammond regularly works on several panels at once, producing distinctive, quick messaging that can brighten any room. He finds the process transformative as he moves from a state of deadline panic into more sublime realms of creativity.
Self-taught from an early age, Hammond emulated Mad Magazine comic art before putting down roots in the skate/surf cultures of Sonoma, San Francisco, and Southern California, and their attendant music scenes. He currently works in Santa Barbara, Sonoma and Palm Springs.