Peter Hoffer “Surface: The Nature Of Painting” – 2013
Peter Hoffer will be present for the opening reception of his solo exhibition SURFACE; the Nature of Painting running from November 28 – January 11.
Staying with the theme of landscape painting, Peter Hoffer is continuing with the subject of “material” and “image”. These paintings are examples of works produced at various intervals over the last 2 years.
The layering of plywood, gesso, paint and resin mimic the very topography of a landscape itself. With these paintings Hoffer has now reverse the order by which they are positioned. Paint is laid over top of the varnish and epoxy surface. The base canvas is etched and stressed to reveal its texture. The image and material of the “objet d’art” lies in a suspended state. The image is conflicted with a surface tension, unnatural, but sometimes serene.
Peter Hoffer has a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec. Hoffer’s paintings can be found in several prominent public, private, and corporate collections.