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Ryan Hoffmann 2018

 

Ryan Hoffmann

Drift

6 July - 1 August 2018

Sydenham, NSW, Australia 549pm 05:09:17 (RH293) Detail 2.jpg

In March 2017, Ryan Hoffmann introduced his circular concave moulded paintings with the highly successful ‘Air’exhibition. 16 months later, we are seeing a maturing of this now signature style. Hoffmann’s dish shaped paintings are samples of the sky. His paintings attempt to capture the shade of the sky from a specific place and moment in time.

Ryan Hoffmann is a modern painter working in a world full of photography - a subject that the artist delved into deeply as a student. There is a theatrical and cinematic quality in Hoffmann’s work, the sublime nature of his work is akin to epic sky and sunset scenes in the 1939 film ‘Gone with the Wind’. But this desire to capture ‘light’ is not a new one. Claude Monet (b. 1840) famously painted the Rouen Cathedral 30 times in a similar composition but in different effects of light. He was trying to capture the fleeting effects of light. Monet’s paintings were meant to be seen together. In 1895, he exhibited 20 paintings from the series. Likewise, Hoffmann gives us an array of paintings showing a multitude of tonalities of the sky.

Vivid colours and the dynamic scale define the new works in ‘Drift’. In the past Hoffmann’s colour was concentrated at the centre of the painting and radiated outward, now, especially with the smaller works, we see the pigment pushed around the elliptical form. The effect is immediate and dramatic. The moulded paintings begin to take on illusionistic qualities, crescent moons form on the concave shape. The illusionary surface flips the image from concave to convex before our eyes. We also begin to see art references emerge. In the new works we can see; the mottled patina of fruit in Cezanne’s still life, The ‘target’ motif of Jasper Johns and grand swirling gradients of colour like William Turner’s storms paintings.

In this exhibition ‘Drift’, Ryan Hoffmann has enriched and expanded his unique vision. He has pushed the boundaries of his previous work, the result is stunning.

 

RYAN HOFFMANN

Lake Lyell fire trail, NSW. 5:26pm 14/04/18 (RH309), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

170 x 170 x 25 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Lindis pass 44.717477,169.504928, New Zealand. 5:58pm 28/08/17 (RH312), 2017

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

170 x 170 x 30 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Flat rock lookout Mt Watagan. 6:52am 14/02/18 (RH297), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

57 x 57 x 15 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Murdering Gulley, Glenrock State Conservation Area. 6:39am 19/02/18 (RH298), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

57 x 57 x 15 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Murdering Gulley, Glenrock State Conservation Area. 6:15am 18/02/18 (RH306), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

57 x 57 x 15 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Murdering Gulley, Glenrock State Conservation Area. 6:33am 19/02/18 (RH302), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

57 x 57 x 15 cm

 RYAN HOFFMANN   Heaton lookout, Heaton. 7:15pm 15/02/18 (RH294),  2018  moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel  57 x 57 x 15 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Heaton lookout, Heaton. 7:15pm 15/02/18 (RH294), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

57 x 57 x 15 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Cook Strait to Wellington, NZ. 2:18pm 03/09/18 (RH301), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

57 x 57 x 15 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

River Derwent, Tasmania. 6:29am 03/03/18 (RH307), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

57 x 57 x 15 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Ridge top campground Berowra. 7:43pm 07/02/18 (RH295), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

57 x 57 x 15 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Wallaby Gulley, Congewai Mt Watagan. 7:41pm 14/02/18 (RH308), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

57 x 57 x 15 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Murdering Gulley, Glenrock State Conservation Area. 6:40am 19/02/18 (RH303), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

57 x 57 x 15 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Fire in Helensburgh, NSW. 5:04pm 20/01/18 (RH279), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

120 x 120 x 20 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

12 Mile Delta, Lake Wakatipu, NZ 7:05am 08/09/17 (RH280), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

120 x 120 x 20 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

River Derwent, Tasmania. 6:37am 03/03/18 (RH289), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

120 x 120 x 20 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

River Derwent, Tasmania. 6:06am 03/03/18 (RH290), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

120 x 120 x 20 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Haast Highway, New Zealand 43.724477, 169.207596. 2:20pm 31/08/17 (RH292), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

120 x 120 x 20 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Heaton lookout, 5:54am 16/02/18 (RH287), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

120 x 120 x 20 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Lake Lyell fire trail, NSW. 5:26pm 14/04/18 (RH291), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

120 x 120 x 20 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Lindis pass 44.717477, 169.504928, New Zealand. 5:58pm 28/08/17 (RH288), 2017

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

120 x 120 x 20 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Crossing the Harbour Bridge looking East, Sydney. 4:40pm 05/04/18 (RH278), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

120 x 120 x 20 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Leaving Christchurch, 6:30am 17/09/17 (RH281), 2018

moulded oil paint, synthetic polymer, gypsum, CSM, marble dust, wax, timber and stainless steel

120 x 120 x 20 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Murdering Gulley, Glenrock State Conservation Area. 6:04am 18/02/18 (RH318), 2018

oil on linen

80 x 33 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

River Derwent, Tasmania. 6:29am 03/03/18 (RH317), 2018

oil on linen

80 x 33 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Murdering Gulley, Glenrock State Conservation Area. 6:40am 19/02/18(RH319), 2018

oil on linen

80 x 33 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Wallaby Gulley, Congewai Mt Watagan. 7:41am 14/02/18 (RH321), 2018

oil on linen

80 x 33 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Ridge-top Campground, Berowra. 7:43pm 07/02/18 (RH322), 2018

oil on linen

80 x 33 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Murdering Gulley, Glenrock State Conservation Area. 6:39am 19/02/18 (RH323), 2018

oil on linen

80 x 33 cm

RYAN HOFFMANN

Heaton lookout, Heaton. 7:15pm 15/02/18 (RH313), 2018

oil on linen

80 x 33 cm