Peter
Hoffer


Works

Portrait, 4


24’’ x 24’’

Portrait, 5


24’’ x 24’’

Autumn no. 2


44’’ x 63’’

Bremen


40 1/8’’ x 59 3/4’’

Close


24’’ x 60’’

Field #2


36’’ x 72’’

Fielding


23 1/3’’ x 59 3/4’’

Forrest (220201)


10 3/4’’ x 7 5/8’’

Forrest (220203)


10 3/4’’ x 7 5/8’’

Forrest (220205)


10 3/4’’ x 7 5/8’’

Forrest (220206)


10 3/4’’ x 7 5/8’’

Forrest (220207)


10 3/4’’ x 7 5/8’’

Forrest (220208)


10 3/4’’ x 7 5/8’’

Idol


35 3/4’’ x 35 3/4’’

June


35 3/4’’ x 35 3/4’’

Mahler


24’’ x 60’’

Maple


33 3/8’’ x 27 1/2’’

Mediterra II


72’’ x 36’’

Memorial


23 1/3’’ x 59 3/4’’

Narcissus


24’’ x 60’’

Pin Oak


36’’ x 22’’

Pointe


35 3/4’’ x 59’’

Portrait #200


10 3/4’’ x 7 3/4’’

Pro temps


24’’ x 60’’

Russian Pine


72’’ x 40’’

Silver Maple 1


36’’ x 22’’

Silver Maple 2


36’’ x 22’’

Spirit


47 5/8’’ x 83 3/4’’

Spirit


59 3/4’’ x 59 3/4’’

Terre


13 3/4’’ x 42 1/8’’

Valley


35 3/4’’ x 72’’

Verdun


13 3/4’’ x 29 1/2’’

White Oak


14 1/2’’ x 11’’

Dior


59 3/4’’ x 40 1/8’’

Hermes


84 1/2’’ x 42 1/2’’ x 2 1/2’’

Rochas


84 1/2’’ x 42 1/2’’ x 2 1/2’’

Versace


80 1/2’’ x 44 7/8’’

White Cedar


59 3/4’’ x 59 3/4’’


Biography

Peter Hoffer was born in 1965 in Brantford, Ontario. He holds an MFA from Concordia University and degrees from the University of Guelph and OCAD University. He has lived and worked in Toronto, New York City, Paris, Montreal and Berlin.

He is known for his textural landscape paintings that employ a variety of new mediums and techniques. Trained in both sculpture and painting, Hoffer’s attention to materiality is always evident in his work. He paints directly on wood panel and often leaves part of the surface visible. Hoffer finishes each painting with a clear resin, a material that he began using while studying at Concordia University in Montreal in the mid-1990s.

In a single painting, Hoffer mixes a variety of styles including realism and abstraction. In contrast to his carefully rendered trees, Hoffer’s skies and backgrounds are spontaneous and painterly. To create the effect of light in his most recent paintings, Hoffer applies a single layer of translucent white paint, allowing it to make random patterns on the surface beneath. The resulting cloud-like shapes capture a certain quality of light found in Eastern and Northern Canada.

Peter Hoffer received his BFA from the University of Guelph in painting and sculpture and his MFA from Concordia University in Montreal in sculpture. His works are in many important collections across Canada including Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal and Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

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