New Narratives

Painting has been the most direct and natural method for me to express myself.  Searching for things that are new and different while continuing a dialogue with the history and traditions of painting is what I love.

Although most of my work is abstract, the basic elements of line, shape and color are informed from the observation of nature, the human figure and the built environment.  Each painting is an intuitive search that develops through a process of layering and re-working until it coalesces into an image that feels balanced and complete.  The goal is for each painting to work on every level - formally, physically, emotionally and intellectually, which rarely happens, but the desire to one day make a great painting keeps me going.

Brandon Hoffman

March 2014