about the artist :
Peter HOFFER

Peter Hoffer's contemporary paintings have been described as being as much about studio materials and techniques as the subjects they convey.

Peter Hoffer portrays trees. He invites the audience to take a closer look at their posture, their details and their expressions. The subject is as important as the technique: the way trees grate, scratch and age is as much of a concern to Hoffer as the trees themselves. They are painted in a very classical, realistic and almost photographic manner, but they have a strong contemporary feeling imparted by the epoxy resin finish and the rough wooden box on which the artist paints. Hoffer’s work is a paradoxical mix of past and present, old and new, rough and sophisticated, realistic and abstract, outside perspective and intimate feeling.

The trees that Peter paints are not a copy of an existing geography. Sometimes he paints from photographs, but most of the time these trees are reminiscences. However, whether they exist or not, he sees his work as more about technique, about how he perceives the world, rather than the reality of the world itself. A few kilometres from Montreal, Peter has a cottage in the middle of the forest, which has become his lair, a place where he loves to paint. When he gets started, he starts by painting with oil on wood, then the more creative part begins: he applies touches of acrylic paint and several coats of epoxy varnish, which he makes himself. This process was inspired by the varnishes used in the academic painting salons of the 19th century, a way of embellishing paintings and conserving them. For the artist, it is a question of staging evocative landscapes, which will awaken memories, dreams, a feeling of déjà vu in each one. But at the second reading, if we see more than a landscape but a true reflection on art, the representation of nature and the painting as an object in itself, then he will have succeeded in his wager.

Cedar / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
15 x 11 in (37 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
1,744.73 $
791
Montcalm / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
15 x 11 in (37,5 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
1,744.73 $
732
Spruce / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
22 x 36 in (56 x 91,5 cm)
unique artwork
5,075.57 $
717
Portrait / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
11 x 8 in (27 x 19,5 cm)
unique artwork
1,030.97 $
697
Eucalyptus / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
16 x 12 in (40 x 30 cm)
unique artwork
1,903.34 $
688
Young Elm / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
12 x 16 in (29,5 x 40 cm)
unique artwork
1,903.34 $
699
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
30 x 21 in (76 x 54 cm)
unique artwork
4,916.96 $
688
Sebastien / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
15 x 27 in (39 x 68 cm)
unique artwork
3,330.84 $
698
Post / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
8.5 x 11 in (21,5 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
1,030.97 $
697
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
15 x 11 in (37,5 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
502
Spirit / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
60 x 20 in (152 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
968
Ariel / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
36 x 20 in (92 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
5,075.57 $
707
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
15 x 11 in (37,5 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
557
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
15 x 11 in (37,5 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
677
Ornament / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
44 x 20 in (112 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
942
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
6 x 10 in (23,5 x 14,5 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
510
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
6 x 10 in (23,5 x 14,5 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
501
Charlotte / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
40 x 20 in (101,5 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
5,392.79 $
718
Blossom / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
48 x 20 in (122 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
731
Dante / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
44 x 20 in (112 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
5,868.63 $
848
August / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
30 x 16 in (76 x 40,5 cm)
unique artwork
3,965.29 $
841
Lindon / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
37 x 24 in (93 x 60 cm)
unique artwork
5,710.01 $
651
Poet / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
871
Queher / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
22 x 36 in (56 x 92 cm)
unique artwork
5,392.79 $
1724
Morning / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
18 x 30 in (45 x 76 cm)
unique artwork
4,123.90 $
1912
Pose / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
1624
Portrait 2 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
1533
Pine / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
1560
April / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 48 in (60 x 121 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
1854
Chapel / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (60 x 60 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
1907
Copland / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
32 x 40 in (80 x 102 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
1511
Montpellier / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
32 x 40 in (80 x 102 cm)
unique artwork
7,137.52 $
1853
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 $
2004
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 $
2000
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 $
1846
Pine / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
72 x 36 in (183 x 91 cm)
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1891
Normandie / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 48 in (61 x 122 cm)
unique artwork
6,820.29 $
1627
Trees / Peter HOFFER
Oil and resin on linen mounted on wood
72 x 37 in (182 x 92 cm)
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1998
Scene 2 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
16 x 64 in (41 x 162 cm)
unique artwork
6,344.46 $
2190
Paysage / Peter HOFFER
Oil, clay and pigments on canvas
41 x 121 cm
unique artwork
5,868.63 $
1964
Laurentian, 2011 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
183 x 90 cm
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1744