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Peter Hoffer – Landscape In Transition
2019-11-21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LANDSCAPE IN TRANSITION
November 21– December 3, 2019
Thursday November 21, 2019 5–8pm
This body of work is an accumulation of paintings created at the artist’s studio in Berlin from 2017 to 2019. Many of the pieces were finished in Montreal where the artist now resides. The central focus of these new works in Landscape in Transition is broadly described as considered moments or cameos, that through assemblage suggests subtle transitory characteristics. The idea of permanence and value are brought into consideration.
Inconsistencies including discoloration and surface cracking are intentional and integral to his 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. Random scratches, sporadic markings and various abrasions may appear throughout the shell of these particular works.
For the artist, this sets up a necessary balance between the naturalness of the painted and organic landscape and the artificial sense of the precious “objet d’art.” A contrast is emphasized between the controlled hand of the artist and the force of the material. In a sense, the painting adopts certain characteristics of the landscape, forever changing and evolving as material breaks down and alters composition.