Peter Hoffer
Canadian, born 1965
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Selected exhibitions
2017
Peter Hoffer,
Galerie de Bellefeuille
2016
Peter Hoffer: "Work in Progress",
Newzones
Peter Hoffer, Miguel Angel Berlanga and Adam Markovic,
Oeno Gallery

Peter Hoffer is a landscape painter, working with traditional varnishing techniques popularized in the 19th century. He particularly addresses artists’ practice of using a high-gloss finish to maintain the appearance of being newly completed. His images feature nondescript views of landscapes, to which he applies many coats of reflective varnishes, sometimes between layers of paint. Over time, the surface shows natural inconsistences such as discoloration and cracks. Hoffer exaggerates this effect by marking, etching, scratching, and searing the varnished layers, such that they becomes rough “like the terrain itself.”