PETER HAMMAR ©
Peter Hammar is a visual artist who creates mixed media collage paintings and installations. His work is in Flux and the status of the work is in question, fragmented, dislocated and failing, exploring the Meta qualities of art, mixing unusual materials with traditional practices. Multiple shaped collage canvases morph into hybrids in an attempt to re-address an ongoing query upon the visually apparent versus the embodied. Found objects altered and juxtaposed and by so, give a new order and meaning to installations that engage in a dialogue within the architectural space. A back and forth reading of the artworks, an oscillation between form and content, 'reading' of texts, or artifacts, 'against the grain' of their ostensible, assumed, agendas, never existing in pure or unmediated form. An ‘otherness’ always inhabits a work.
Peter Hammar was born in Sweden and combines his work between Miami, Berlin and Stockholm. Hammar graduated with a Master in Fine Arts from Florida International University. He is the recipient of several awards from prestigious institutions such as Alexandria Museum of Art, The National Arts Club New York, Hollywood Arts and Culture Center, FL. Peters work can be found in several prestigious private and corporate collections such as Pfizer Corporate Art Collection in New York. Currently Peter is working on a solo exhibit that opens in September at Hollywood Arts and Culture Center Florida. Recent shows 2012 include such as; '6th All-Media Juried Biennial' Hollywood Arts and Culture Center, 'Off The Wall' Danforth Museum of Arts, 'Discrepant Modernism' The Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum, 'International Arts Festival' MORA The Museum of Russian Art to mention a few.
This summer Peter is attending the prestigious Acre, Artist Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions in Chicago July 10th to July 21st.