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Sep 20 – Oct 14 2018

Artist: ARAMIS HAMER

Join us Thursday, October 11 at 6pm for an Artist Reception with Aramis Hamer! Enjoy light refreshments & see the exhibit up close. Free and open to all in celebration of West Seattle Art Walk.

Artist Biography

Aramis O. Hamer is a visual artist and muralist living in Seattle, WA. Her subject matter is inspired by the cosmos, music, nature, divine femininity, and the complexities throughout the Black culture. From a very young age she always loved to create, but at the age of fifteen she discovered her love for acrylic paints. With the supportive art community in the Pacific Northwest, Aramis has been able to exhibit her colorful creations at many different exhibitions in the greater Seattle area- including the EMP Museum, Paramount Theater, Martyr Sauce Gallery, Columbia City Gallery, and more. Aramis created the iconic purple goddess in 2016 for KEXP radio station at Seattle Center which became a catalyst to her art career. You can find many of her designs all over the city including Jimi Hendrix Park. As a self-taught artist, Aramis lets the pull of her imagination be her guide. Her adventure is just beginning, and she invites others to join her on this journey. Learn more about Aramis’ work at www.aohamer.com

Artist Statement

I am a splash acrylic painter and muralist who loves making a mess. As an emerging artist, I spend majority of my days in the studio creating the colorful images that are slowly becoming my signature style. The basic themes found in my work are strong color contrasts, exaggerated subject matter and drip techniques where I try to stretch the boundaries of surreal, pop, and abstract art. Integrating imagery of my people and urban landscapes reflects the environment in which I was raised. I love to incorporate spray paint related to my admiration of street art. Music is definitely one of my main inspirations. Songs are like stories that continue to inspire my all of my work.

Exhibition Photos