Erika Hoffe

About

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Art advances communication by introducing expressions that don’t find their way into words. Through painting I express  nonverbal conceptions.
The images are fairly clear to me before I paint them.  Through a succession of very deliberate aesthetic choices, I develop a painting that I can already see but would not attempt to explain.
My attention is engaged by the interplay between biomorphic and geometric forms.  Isolated, softly defined, and obscure elements emerge from an incomprehensible space.  Lines then frame and support these forms to fix them on the canvas.  I rely on linear structure to lend clarity, stability, and distinction to these images.
Ultimately I would hope to add something beautiful and gently provocative to a visual discourse.  These are my quiet statements in a noisy world.

 

Erika Hoffe