Ryan Hoffmann

Ryan Hoffmann

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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Ryan Hoffmann Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy. (Water snakes swim in circles near the rock jump.) 2.50pm 15/07/2019 2020 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, csm, timber, gypsum, stainless steel and aluminium 116 x 116 x 18 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Darsena del Naviglio, Milan, Italy. (His dog's name, Fiume, means river in Italian.) 9.34pm 12/07/2019 2020 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, csm, timber, gypsum, stainless steel and aluminium 116 x 116 x 18 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany. (Out till sunup with a couple we met at a bar) About 2 am, date unknown. 2020 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, csm, timber, gypsum, stainless steel and aluminium 116 x 116 x 18 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Ripa di Porta Ticinese, Milano, Italy, 7.26pm 14/07/2019 2020 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, csm, timber, gypsum, stainless steel and aluminium 85 x 85 x 10 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Friedrichshain Berlin Germany. (Our first night in Berlin.) 9.58pm 21-06-2019 2019 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, csm, timber, gypsum, stainless steel and aluminium 116 x 116 x 18 cm Sold