June 8 – August 4, 2007
Reception: Friday June 8, 6-9pm

Thomas Robertello Gallery is pleased to present Given; new landscapes by Peter Allen Hoffmann. Steadfastly poised far outside today’s aesthetic epicenter of the New York art scene where cutting edge painting is synonymous with grotesque, market and ego-driven smears of expressionist signatures, and muddled abstraction; a visionary painter is bravely emerging as American landscape painting’s leader. Hoffmann, who is based in New York, is a painter’s painter who eschews shallows trends and achieves new heights in very old terrain. Acknowledging a certain debt to American and French luminaries, his work follows a long line of artists including Courbet, Hartley, Burchfield, Avery, and Dove.

Hoffmann’s agility and masterful technique allow him to carve each portion of canvas into a multifaceted gemstone, incorporating multiple perspectives that open and close, leading to unexpected visual resolutions. In fearless pursuit of beauty through subtlety, a shimmering sensuality surfaces through organic shapes that simultaneously protrude and recede. Through illogical visual systems of spatial organization, a ravishing and unabashedly beautiful painting style executed with complete freedom and skill, Hoffmann’s work gives way to the mystical treasures and spiritual essence of the contemporary physical world.

Peter Allen Hoffmann completed Hunter College’s MFA program in 2005. His work has been featured in various group exhibitions in New York, Berlin, Chicago, and Philadelphia. His first New York solo show was presented by Freight + Volume Gallery in 2006.

Press

Chicago Tribune by Alan Artner

Chicago Social Magazine

Peter Allen Hoffmann

Given
June 8 - August 3, 2007
Opens June 8, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Installation Views

Untitled 2006, oil on canvas 12 x 10

Untitled 2006, oil on canvas 12 x 10


Works

Untitled

Peter Allen Hoffmann, Untitled, 2006

Given

Peter Allen Hoffmann, Given, 2006

Twice

Peter Allen Hoffmann, Twice, 2006

Warmed

Peter Allen Hoffmann, Warmed, 2005


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