Lewis Hammond’s Still Life

Attachment, 2020.
Oil on linen, 80 x 130 cm

In moments where it feels impossible to imagine what tomorrow might look like, much less next year, there’s comfort to be found in how we grappled with yesterday. Things feel erroneously under control, contained, when you’re looking back at them from far away. Tenebrous and at times murky, Lewis Hammond’s solo exhibition, Still life, on view at Lulu in Mexico City, is nonetheless scored by a consistent pulse of luminosity. A soundtrack, or maybe the heartbeat of one of his smudge-hewn protagonists. Almost gothic in tone, his works exist as markers of our oft romanticized recent past. But was it really any good? Were we ever in control? Hammond’s manipulation of scale demands engagement through a different perspective—encourages a discourse around how we’re looking at the things we think we know.
Still life is on view in Mexico City until June 27th.
 – Rebecca Storm

No Rest (The Flight), 2020.
Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

Sorro, 2020.
Oil on linen, 50 × 40 cm

Talisman, 2020.
Oil on linen, 90 x 60 cm

The Alcovene II, 2020. Oil on linen, 100 x 25 cm
The Alcovene I, 2020. Oil on linen, 100 x 25 cm

Kyur, 2020. Oil on canvas, 180 x 130 cm