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Caleb Hamm
( Canada )

Design; Drawing; Mixed Media; Painting; Print; Sculpture


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Caleb Hamm

I guess I could say that I see the whole realm of creative expression as a collage. This life, blooming with colourful libraries of mediums where movements and genres meld into cultural expression that claim no particular lable or no one origin to call their own. Faced with an entourage of options, opportunities, and avenues one is invited to whisper their own silent statement, a visual voice amidst the storm of society’s choir. Claiming ground on the fields of unstable contradictions seems inevitable. Yet throughout the sea of tossing coloured emotions one is forced to blaze their own way through the onslaught of season’s fashions, moods, and endless upgrades with temporal expressions that constantly change within the currents of the world. So we seek those things that might transcend the madness of humanity, be it a voice, a vision or a light, we seek unity, commonality and understanding that the greatest language is love. And through the collective mediums of expression one finds a language that is both personal and universal. Unable to stick with just one style or medium, I ramble through the aisles of expressive opportunities, picking at random yet another visual voice, another diversion from the last doodle or project. Weaving through the forums, the blogs, tutorials, lectures, lessons and sermons, one reminds oneself what remains stable within this shifting organism of expression. Be it the colourful medley of passing faces on the bus or subway, the diversity of languages on the sidewalk, the radio beats and eroding posters hanging from the city telephone poles, the graffitied alleys and busking melodies within the clouds of exhaust, there is no end to the possibility of something new. So as artists, we continue our roamings through forests of easels and microphone stands, through oceans of anonymous audiences and endless waves of overbearing media, searching for that empty to space to claim as our own.

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  • Congratulations for your wonderful talent keep tables very soon!

    Anna....
     
    bebelle - 4/14/2011 10:37:25 AM

  • Bravo pour votre talent magnifique tableaux continuez à très bientôt!

    Anna
     
    bebelle - 4/14/2011 10:36:02 AM

  • I adore Mucha too this a beautiful depiction of what you describe............x
     
    Debz - 12/11/2010 6:16:13 AM

  • congratulations!
     
    charmorier - 12/10/2010 10:17:02 PM

  • !!!!
     
    mihael - 11/20/2009 5:47:04 PM

  • Thank you for your kind comment Caleb!!!
     
    katrina - 7/3/2009 4:51:39 PM

  • "Self portrait"Is an amazing art work!! Very interesting and impressive!!!!
     
    katrina - 7/2/2009 8:44:52 PM

  • Hello Caleb, I like your art works ! greatings from !
     
    menard42 - 4/28/2009 12:04:19 AM

  • Good mornng, nice work, I like much !
     
    MISSNADIA - 4/25/2009 4:18:23 PM

  • Hello Caleb,
    I was looking through your work again. I had read Teona's comments and revisited your galleries. 'Waiting for the Rain'. I just like it. Cannot get to analytical.
    Regards,
    Byron
     
    byroncoons - 4/14/2009 4:32:18 AM

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  • Very nice. I like the originality as well as the antiquity of your panels. Your palette complements your style very well. I liked your website as well!
     
    juniperbeads - 5/9/2009 9:56:49 PM

  • I really like the Prayer piece as well as the Mother Africa painting on your website. Both are very strong paintings. I love the motion of the compositional lines as well as the colours.
     
    juniperbeads - 5/2/2009 5:29:28 PM

  • The colours in your work are very calm and pleasant to look at. I especially enjoy the structure of the designs. Great work!
     
    juniperbeads - 4/16/2009 2:52:45 AM

  • I love the mood in the Nuit sur Sydney. Could be the night of an opera.
     
    juniperbeads - 4/14/2009 5:34:38 AM

  • Kristian,
    your work is wonderful! I love the variation as well as the subjects in each piece. The Despair piece caught my eye immediately as it has a strong statement of contrast. The texture lends well to theme. I also enjoy the series of musicians.
     
    juniperbeads - 4/14/2009 5:29:24 AM

  • Byron,
    I really appreciate your comments and interest. Waiting for the Rain was a learning piece for me in the area of technique and feeling. Mood plays such a large role in a painting and I believe true passion is something we cannot fabricate. I revisited you gallery and, beyond amazement, I find it polished. Stargazer really draws me in and I love the way the constellations are reflected in the water. A spectacular piece.
     
    juniperbeads - 4/14/2009 5:15:20 AM

  • Your portraits are really beautiful! I love the style and contrast of light and shadow. Powerful pieces!
     
    juniperbeads - 4/13/2009 9:50:39 PM

  • Hi Piki,
    I really like your style and the subjects in your gallery. There is power in your creations that speak of beauty in the ruins, beauty in what some might find ugly. I love your comment, "If you have faith and believe in love you also can find light in the shadow." I agree with this and feel that it is a true statement of what an artist's obligation is to do. To find truth and paint it, to pull the beautiful from the ugly, the light in the darkness. I try to apply the same concept to my own work.
    Great work!

    Caleb
     
    juniperbeads - 4/12/2009 2:09:10 AM

  • Thank you for your kind words. I have to say that I enjoy your landscapes as they say a lot about the terrain, the elements and the emotion of their meaning. You have captured some spectacular scenes!
    Caleb
     
    juniperbeads - 4/11/2009 6:47:03 AM

  • Hi Carla,
    Thank you for the compliment! I noticed that you mentioned how music plays a large part in your process. I am a musician/painter and always try finding new ways to tie both mediums together, yet there is always a new rhythm within each new piece one creates. I find that the music one is listens to, while painting, effects the pace and mood of one's work so drastically that sometimes one can notice a change in style even within one painting, depending how the music goes. How does music play its part in your process and work?
    I like the raw tones and texture of your work!
    Caleb


     
    juniperbeads - 4/11/2009 6:42:01 AM

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