about the artist :
Peter HOFFER

Hoffer's contemporary paintings have been described as being as much about studio materials and techniques as the subjects they convey. He begins his paintings of landscapes and waterfalls with oil paint on wood panels or torn canvas pieces. As an integral part of the process, he cracks, stresses and treats the layers of paint to great washes of runny paint which stain the foregrounds. The paintings are finished with thick coatings of glass-like resin.

This process of exaggerated surface varnishing was extracted from the historical 19th century practice of Parisian-style Salon exhibition. Viewers standing before them become part of the scenery itself, as their reflections are superimposed. 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." In a sense, the painting adopts certain characteristics of the landscape, forever changing and evolving as material breaks down and alters composition.

Pose / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
844
Portrait 1 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
842
Portrait 2 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
828
Pine / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
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858
April / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 48 in (60 x 121 cm)
unique artwork
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994
Morning / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
18 x 30 in (45 x 76 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
911
Chapel / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (60 x 60 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
985
Queher / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
22 x 36 in (56 x 92 cm)
unique artwork
6,661.68 $
887
Palm Tree / Peter HOFFER
Oil and resin on linen mounted on wood
72 x 37 in (182 x 92 cm)
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1206
Palm Tree II / Peter HOFFER
Oil and resin on linen mounted on wood
72 x 37 in (182 x 92 cm)
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1255
Palm Tree III / Peter HOFFER
Oil and resin on linen mounted on wood
72 x 37 in (182 x 92 cm)
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1163
Pine / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
72 x 36 in (183 x 91 cm)
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1126
Montpelier / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
32 x 40 in (80 x 102 cm)
unique artwork
7,137.52 $
1029
Normandie / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 48 in (61 x 122 cm)
unique artwork
6,820.29 $
919
Copland / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
32 x 40 in (80 x 102 cm)
unique artwork
7,137.52 $
853
Scene 2 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
16 x 64 in (41 x 162 cm)
unique artwork
6,344.46 $
1375
Trees / Peter HOFFER
Oil and resin on linen mounted on wood
72 x 37 in (182 x 92 cm )
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1235
Scene / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on wood
16 x 39 in (46 x 102 cm)
unique artwork
5,868.63 $
1224
Paysage / Peter HOFFER
Oil, clay and pigments on canvas
41 x 121 cm
unique artwork
5,868.63 $
1209
Laurentian, 2011 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
183 x 90 cm
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1064