Peter Hoffer, ‘Sacré-Coeur      ’, 2015, Painting, Acrylic on Panel, Oeno Gallery
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Peter Hoffer

Sacré-Coeur , 2015

Acrylic on Panel
108 × 64 in
274.3 × 162.6 cm
$24,000
Location
Bloomfield
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Oeno Gallery
Bloomfield

(b. 1965, Syracuse NY) Peter Hoffer's paintings always have one foot in classic realism and the …

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Peter Hoffer
Canadian, b. 1965
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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.”

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(b. 1965, Syracuse NY) Peter Hoffer's paintings always have one foot in classic realism and the other in deconstruction. Sacre-Coeur depicts a high fashion model, nick-named St. Genevieve, on the runway. It is created in three vertical panels that reference the classic style of altar pieces. The prettiness of the …

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Peter Hoffer
Canadian, b. 1965
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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.”

Peter Hoffer

Sacré-Coeur , 2015

Acrylic on Panel
108 × 64 in
274.3 × 162.6 cm
$24,000
Location
Bloomfield
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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