This unique book is a stunning collection of 120 flash and paintings and as many textures produced by Thomas Hooper over recent years and inspired by all manner of things.
The predominant influence for the artist seems to be nature, indomitable and marvelous. Another major vein of inspiration is cosmology and oriental religions, a genuine exploration of the deepest reaches of the unconscious. Popular symbols and imagery, but also geometric and mathematical patterns, they alternate and combine in abstract patches of colour with realistic studies of the human body and animals.
Apart from being such a popular tattoo artist, Thomas Hooper is first and foremost a world class artist who, through his work, expresses the human soul’s myriad facets. What sets him aside from his contemporaries is a constant striving to develop techniques and media which allow him to explore new ground. As a result, his work is always highly experimental, in constant evolution, and packs a powerful punch with his unique signature style.
• Through his work on the abstraction of images, Thomas Hooper has given life to a truly unique catalogue of contemporary art.
• An important reference point for fans of avant-garde tattoos and geometric patterns.
• It will inspire fashion designers, artists, curators and illustrators alike.