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
15 x 11 in (37,5 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
1,506.81 $
288
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
6 x 10 in (23,5 x 14,5 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
279
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
6 x 10 in (23,5 x 14,5 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
278
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
15 x 11 in (37,5 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
1,506.81 $
269
Charlotte / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
40 x 20 in (101,5 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
5,392.79 $
463
Blossom / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
48 x 20 in (122 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
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476
Spirit / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
60 x 20 in (152 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
7,454.74 $
651
Dante / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
44 x 20 in (112 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
5,868.63 $
454
Ornament / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
44 x 20 in (112 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
5,868.63 $
685
August / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
30 x 16 in (76 x 40,5 cm)
unique artwork
3,965.29 $
427
Lindon / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
37 x 24 in (93 x 60 cm)
unique artwork
5,710.01 $
426
Poet / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
622
Queher / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
22 x 36 in (56 x 92 cm)
unique artwork
5,392.79 $
1390
Morning / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
18 x 30 in (45 x 76 cm)
unique artwork
4,123.90 $
1572
Ariel / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
36 x 20 in (92 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
5,075.57 $
438
Pose / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
1372
Portrait 1 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
1303
Portrait 2 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
1330
Pine / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
1341
April / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 48 in (60 x 121 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
1599
Chapel / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (60 x 60 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
1648
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 $
1771
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 $
1732
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 $
1650
Pine / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
72 x 36 in (183 x 91 cm)
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1677
Montpelier / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
32 x 40 in (80 x 102 cm)
unique artwork
7,137.52 $
1551
Normandie / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 48 in (61 x 122 cm)
unique artwork
6,820.29 $
1407
Copland / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
32 x 40 in (80 x 102 cm)
unique artwork
7,137.52 $
1310
Trees / Peter HOFFER
Oil and resin on linen mounted on wood
72 x 37 in (182 x 92 cm)
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1768
Scene 2 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
16 x 64 in (41 x 162 cm)
unique artwork
6,344.46 $
1913
Scene / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on wood
16 x 39 in (46 x 102 cm)
unique artwork
5,868.63 $
1825
Paysage / Peter HOFFER
Oil, clay and pigments on canvas
41 x 121 cm
unique artwork
5,868.63 $
1695
Laurentian, 2011 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
183 x 90 cm
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1574