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Nancy Hammer

Art Explosion Studios
2425 17th St, SF, CA
Studio number: 173

Artist Statement:

I specialize in frank, nervy portraits of marginalized types who are not classically attractive. Some of my recent work utilizes ambiguous figures. Often my theme is mental oppression by culture. My intention is to see a cruel or rough subject as beautiful. My expressive figurative paintings are deliberately aggressive and confrontational. I paint my subjects with deadpan objectivity. Sometimes ominous feelings linger. In my paintings I describe the dark, secret, vulnerable side of human character. The paintings can often elicit unknown associations. I paint anxiety and uncertainty in vivid color.