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.

Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
6 x 10 in (23,5 x 14,5 cm)
unique artwork
713.75 $
69
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
6 x 10 in (23,5 x 14,5 cm)
unique artwork
713.75 $
57
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
15 x 11 in (37,5 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
1,506.81 $
55
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
15 x 11 in (37,5 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
1,506.81 $
57
Charlotte / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
40 x 20 in (101,5 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
5,392.79 $
226
Blossom / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
48 x 20 in (122 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
6,185.85 $
233
Spirit / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
60 x 20 in (152 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
7,454.74 $
374
Dante / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
44 x 20 in (112 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
5,868.63 $
190
Ornament / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
44 x 20 in (112 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
5,868.63 $
323
August / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
30 x 16 in (76 x 40,5 cm)
unique artwork
3,965.29 $
211
Lindon / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
37 x 24 in (93 x 60 cm)
unique artwork
5,710.01 $
183
Poet / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
303
Queher / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
22 x 36 in (56 x 92 cm)
unique artwork
5,392.79 $
1177
Morning / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
18 x 30 in (45 x 76 cm)
unique artwork
4,123.90 $
1253
Ariel / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
36 x 20 in (92 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
5,075.57 $
194
Pose / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
1130
Portrait 1 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
1091
Portrait 2 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
1063
Pine / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
1095
April / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 48 in (60 x 121 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
1314
Chapel / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (60 x 60 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
1336
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 $
1508
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 $
1553
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 $
1452
Pine / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
72 x 36 in (183 x 91 cm)
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1408
Montpelier / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
32 x 40 in (80 x 102 cm)
unique artwork
7,137.52 $
1330
Normandie / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 48 in (61 x 122 cm)
unique artwork
6,820.29 $
1189
Copland / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
32 x 40 in (80 x 102 cm)
unique artwork
7,137.52 $
1105
Trees / Peter HOFFER
Oil and resin on linen mounted on wood
72 x 37 in (182 x 92 cm)
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1537
Scene 2 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
16 x 64 in (41 x 162 cm)
unique artwork
6,344.46 $
1670
Scene / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on wood
16 x 39 in (46 x 102 cm)
unique artwork
5,868.63 $
1540
Paysage / Peter HOFFER
Oil, clay and pigments on canvas
41 x 121 cm
unique artwork
5,868.63 $
1478
Laurentian, 2011 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
183 x 90 cm
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1379