Ryan Hoffmann is an artist currently living and working in Melbourne/Naarm, Australia. After completing an MFA at the national art school of Australia and Glasgow school of art in 2014, Hoffmann has lived and worked in Sydney, Berlin, and Melbourne.
Hoffmann is interested in his relationship with the natural environment, finding inspiration in the things around him – the sky, leaves blowing in the wind, and light on the horizon. From this, he makes paintings, sculptures and woodwork relating to his experiences of time, space, light, texture, and emotion. Shaped canvases, forms moulded from paint, reflections and cast shadows make up a practice that departs from but acknowledges a material tradition.
Time and location-based titles catalogue his works within a larger ongoing series, presenting a system for recording his life and gesture as an artist. This ongoing approach to object making allows a studio exploration of temporality and impermanence.
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