mixed media on panel
36 ins x 60 ins; 91.4 cms x 152.4 cms
Drawing inspiration from historical landscape paintings, Peter Hoffer fuses the time-honoured landscape genre with contemporary mixed media practices. Referencing the landscapes he paints, Hoffer interprets them through the use of materials and processes that suggest three-dimensionality. As seen in Portrait (2006), layer upon layer of paint and resin and his signature scratching and dripping techniques give his works an imperfect and aged appearance. Hoffer says of his landscapes, “Inconsistencies including discoloration and surface cracking are intentional and integral to the resin paintings. Many of these works have surfaces with various anomalies within the mixed resins. Surfaces are often layered off center thereby exaggerating the inconsistent topography.” Hoffer skillfully applies these methods to mirror the ever-changing characteristics of the scenes he paints.
Hoffer’s works are included in the collections of the Royal Bank of Canada, Cirque de Soleil, the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Montréal), and in major corporate collections in Canada and the United States. He graduated from fine art programs at the University of Guelph (Ontario) and the Ontario College of Art (Toronto) and received his MFA from Concordia University (Montréal). He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.
Stricoff Fine Art. Ltd., New York
Private Collection, California