Amber Goldhammer

Amber Goldhammer is fast becoming California’s most feel-good pop artist with her vivid fusions of abstract art and graffiti. Inspirational words of love, hope and positivity give her work a universal appeal but, attuned to the zeitgeist, she tempers the gentleness of her language with the edginess of a street artist.

Latest Collection

Her new collection of mixed media works reflects the ebb and flow of Goldhammer’s personal life experiences. There is, she says, no analysing or conceptualising that takes place, but each individual painting is a self-reflection, growing organically in response to a moment, a thought, or an idea; ‘a union between myself, the canvas and the paint’.

She lays the foundation for each piece with multiple layers of vibrant colour, each one characterised by unique drips and blocks of paint created with sweeping gestural movements. The vigour and spontaneity of her approach engenders a strong sense of flow and forms a colourful launchpad for the words she uses to articulate her uplifting message.

Early Life 

Born in Portland, Oregon but now based in Santa Monica, Goldhammer first turned to the visual arts when injuries ended her career as a champion gymnast. Always a talented artist she had previously worked exclusively with abstraction, but she became increasingly interested in the idea of art as communication, seeing each canvas as a way to convey something important to her that she believed to be worth sharing. Paying attention to the environment and harnessing the energy of the world and the people around her, she discovered that inspiration came naturally and often from unexpected quarters.

Inspired by creativity in all its guises she loves to explore the latest movements in the worlds of interior design, architecture, performance art and music; “but”, she says, “painting is the one thing that I understand to my core. It fills me up, it makes me happy and I cannot live without it. Life can be both gritty and magical and my works express both extremes, depending on what is happening in my life and the environmental surroundings. It is soulful work; it is physical work; it is mental work; not in the sense of forcing creativity, but in letting go of the mind so much that creativity flows naturally. Every day is a beautiful challenge.”

With ongoing concurrent exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States, Goldhammer has also had international success in Toronto, Hong Kong and Zurich, Switzerland, and Whitewall Galleries is delighted to bring her work to UK collectors.

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