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.

Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
30 x 21 in (76 x 54 cm)
unique artwork
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841
Young Manila Singer Island / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
71 x 36 in (182 x 92 cm)
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1005
Cedar / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
15 x 11 in (37 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
1,744.73 $
1109
Montcalm / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
15 x 11 in (37,5 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
1,744.73 $
902
Spruce / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
22 x 36 in (56 x 91,5 cm)
unique artwork
5,075.57 $
883
Portrait / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
11 x 8 in (27 x 19,5 cm)
unique artwork
1,030.97 $
821
Eucalyptus / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
16 x 12 in (40 x 30 cm)
unique artwork
1,903.34 $
869
Young Elm / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
12 x 16 in (29,5 x 40 cm)
unique artwork
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904
Sebastien / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
15 x 27 in (39 x 68 cm)
unique artwork
3,330.84 $
879
Post / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
8.5 x 11 in (21,5 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
1,030.97 $
893
August / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
30 x 16 in (76 x 40,5 cm)
unique artwork
3,965.29 $
1023
Quebec / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
22 x 36 in (56 x 92 cm)
unique artwork
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1937
Poet / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
30 x 20 in (76 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
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1078
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
15 x 11 in (37,5 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
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645
Spirit / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
60 x 20 in (152 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
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1172
Ariel / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
36 x 20 in (92 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
5,075.57 $
875
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
15 x 11 in (37,5 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
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720
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
15 x 11 in (37,5 x 28 cm)
unique artwork
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833
Ornament / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
44 x 20 in (112 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
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1097
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
6 x 10 in (23,5 x 14,5 cm)
unique artwork
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694
Untitled / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
6 x 10 in (23,5 x 14,5 cm)
unique artwork
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653
Charlotte / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
40 x 20 in (101,5 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
5,392.79 $
892
Blossom / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
48 x 20 in (122 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
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902
Dante / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
44 x 20 in (112 x 51 cm)
unique artwork
5,868.63 $
1031
Lindon / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
37 x 24 in (93 x 60 cm)
unique artwork
5,710.01 $
809
Morning / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
18 x 30 in (45 x 76 cm)
unique artwork
4,123.90 $
2154
Pose / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
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1792
Portrait 2 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
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1680
Pine / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
unique artwork
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1701
April / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 48 in (60 x 121 cm)
unique artwork
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2046
Chapel / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 24 in (60 x 60 cm)
unique artwork
4,599.73 $
2087
Copland / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
32 x 40 in (80 x 102 cm)
unique artwork
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1638
Montpellier / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
32 x 40 in (80 x 102 cm)
unique artwork
7,137.52 $
2096
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 $
2203
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 $
2178
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 $
1993
Pine / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
72 x 36 in (183 x 91 cm)
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
2049
Normandie / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
24 x 48 in (61 x 122 cm)
unique artwork
6,820.29 $
1779
Scene 2 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic and epoxy on board
16 x 64 in (41 x 162 cm)
unique artwork
6,185.85 $
2365
Trees / Peter HOFFER
Oil and resin on linen mounted on wood
72 x 37 in (182 x 92 cm)
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
2169
Paysage / Peter HOFFER
Oil, clay and pigments on canvas
41 x 121 cm
unique artwork
5,868.63 $
2108
Laurentian, 2011 / Peter HOFFER
Acrylic, oil and resin on board
183 x 90 cm
unique artwork
11,895.86 $
1881