Interview with Combustus Magazine

BY DEANNA ELAINE PIOWATY Combustus Magazine and I recently sat down for an interview. Read below or view original post. IS THE IMPENETRABLE BLACK MALE A MODERN HEROIC MYTH? CONVERSATION WITH CHICAGO FIGURATIVE PAINTER PATRICK EARL HAMMIE Patrick Earl Hammie’s paintings are immediate, courageous, authentic. From his interracial couples posed in a re-envisioned dance of intimacy, to his unidealized portraits of the Black male nude caught in moments of vulnerability, Patrick Earl Hammie challenges, subtly and sometimes not so subtly, what we think we know and what we have come to expect. And yet, there is also that feeling of recognition. Because who Hammie is ultimately …

Super Hot Artist for 2013

Artbook Guy, Michael K. Corbin names me a Super Hot Artist for 2013! We sat down recently for an interview.  Read below or view original post.  AS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN LIVING AND WORKING IN THE U.S. RIGHT NOW, I CAN’T HELP BUT BE AFFECTED BY NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONVERSATIONS AND ACTIONS, ESPECIALLY ISSUES AROUND RACE AND GENDER. PATRICK EARL HAMMIE: NARRATIVE LAYERS Patrick Earl Hammie is an Illinois-based artist and art professor.  His work is absolutely stunning and poignant. What I love most about it is the fact that his work comes from a specific place inside of him, but it’s multi-layered and …

Interview with Greymatter Gallery

BY ZINA MUSSMANN + RACHEL QUIRK In conjunction with my exhibition Significant Other, the directors of Greymatter Gallery and I discuss figurative painting, representation, and Western Art History. Significant Other will be on display from July 26 – September 21. Read below or view original post. WITH MY CURRENT PROJECT SIGNIFICANT OTHER, I MOVE TOWARDS ASPECTS OF FIGURATIVE REPRESENTATION THAT HAVE BEEN HISTORICALLY SKEWED, ARE CONTEMPORARILY TABOO, OR UNDERREPRESENTED. GREYMATTER GALLERY:  I’ve always found it interesting how different artists gravitate toward specific mediums.  Is there anything about your personality that you think attracts you to painting? PATRICK EARL HAMMIE: I’ve drawn constantly …

ArtisanIdea Feature

BY BEN BARSKY Patrick is a visual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history and gender politics. Through the retrospective and interview we explore those themes with him in more detail and he also gives us a fascinating insight into his process through a series of development images. Read the full feature at Artisan Idea. I LOVE STORY TELLERS AND MUSICIANS WHO TAP INTO THEIR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND PAIN TO MAKE ART THAT’S VISCERAL AND CONSCIOUS. BEN BARSKY:  I always find in interesting where the artists choose to start their retrospectives. Some go right back to their teenage …

Interview with Patrick Earl Hammie

BY RORY COYNE Chicago artist Rory Coyne and I discuss my studio routine, some of my favorite artists and what advice I’d give to emerging artists. Read below or view original post. I MAKE PAINTINGS, -LARGE PAINTINGS, PAINTINGS WITH NUDITY, SPECIFICALLY PENISES, ABOUT ISSUES REGARDING REPRESENTATIONS OF GENDER, RACE AND POWER. RORY: Give us a little bio
: where are you from, representation, type of work etc.? PATRICK: I was born in New Haven, CT in 1981. I was raised in West Haven, CT but moved back and forth between there and Hartsville, SC until graduate school. My paintings explore the tension …

Narrative Layers

Artbook Guy, Michael K. Corbin and I sit down for an interview. He also names me a Super Hot Artist for 2013! Read below or view original post. AS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN LIVING AND WORKING IN THE U.S. RIGHT NOW, I CAN’T HELP BUT BE AFFECTED BY NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONVERSATIONS AND ACTIONS, ESPECIALLY ISSUES AROUND RACE AND GENDER. PATRICK EARL HAMMIE: NARRATIVE LAYERS Patrick Earl Hammie is an Illinois-based artist and art professor.  His work is absolutely stunning and poignant. What I love most about it is the fact that his work comes from a specific place inside of him, but …