Newzones is very excited to announce a solo exhibition by Peter Hoffer, one of Canada's notable landscape painters.
Peter Hoffer's approach to landscape painting is romantic yet subverts our understanding of traditional landscape painting. Using oil on wood panel, canvas or a combination of both, the surfaces of his paintings are rough and torn, depicting scenes that are both constructed and deconstructed simultaneously.
The paintings in Hoffer's new series invite the viewer to take part in the construction of both the landscape depicted and our understanding of the painting medium. Washes of paint, thick layer of resin, and exposed wood panel create a duality of surfaces that plays on ideas of tranquility vs. chaos and the wild vs. the pristine.
Peter Hoffer has a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec. Hoffer's paintings can be found in several prominent public, private, and corporate collections.
Peter Hoffer's Collection of Short Stories will run from March 8 - April 5, 2008.