Ryan Hoffmann

Ryan Hoffmann

Ryan Hoffmann is an artist currently based in Melbourne/Naarm, Australia. He completed his MFA at the National Art School of Australia and the Glasgow School of Art in 2014. Since then, he has lived and worked in Sydney, Berlin, and Melbourne.

Hoffmann’s work deals with ideas of light, atmosphere, and place. Materials such as paint, linen, aluminium, resin, gypsum and timber are used to make forms and shaped supports, focusing on a material language. These forms serve as optical tools that alter light and contribute to the ever- shifting quality of his work. His use of colour and surface are a response to the natural environment.

The titles of Hoffmann's artworks reflect time, personal anecdotes, and specific locations, forming a cohesive catalogue within an ongoing process. This approach establishes a system for documenting his life and artistic expression. By adopting this continuous methodology, Hoffmann's studio practice becomes an exploration of temporality and impermanence, offering a space for contemplation and experimentation.


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04/04/2023

RYAN HOFFMANN IN THE DESIGN FILES ARTICLE

"Ryan Hoffmann’s artworks have an aura of mystery around them. At first glance, it’s hard to work out exactly what they’re made of, but upon closer inspection, layers upon of layers of textured paint are revealed, built up onto circular, 3D casts made in the artist’s Melbourne studio.

This visual intrigue is all part of their appeal. Emotive blurs of colours and gradients make these distinctive works appear as otherworldly portals, and each one is inspired by moments and memories from the artists own life."

- Author Christina Karras, 2023

You can read the full article here

Image: Melbourne-based artist Ryan Hoffman and cat Sora inside his studio.  Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files


28/07/2022

RYAN HOFFMANN FINALIST IN 2022 MOSMAN ART PRIZE

We are delighted to announce that Ryan Hoffmann has been selected as a finalist in the 2022 Mosmon Art Prize. ⁠
Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble. The 2022 judge of the Mosman Art Prize is Rhana Devenport ONZM. She is the first female director of the Art Gallery South Australia.⁠
As an acquisitive art award for painting, the winning artworks collected form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, reflecting all the developments in Australian art practice since 1947. ⁠
Congratulations Ryan Hoffmann for becoming a finalist in this prize, we wish you great success moving forward.

Image: Ryan Hoffmann, “Don’t hesitate!”, my mum tells me on the phone. I take a wrong turn., 2022, oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel, and aluminium, 130 x 130 x 19 cm


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Ryan Hoffmann Moon Shimmer Gold 2024 moulded oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, stainless steel, aluminium and timber 112 x 38 x 7 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann An introduction to Godspeed, Jan Juc, VIC, 0649 2502202433 2024 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, wax, CSM, gypsum, aluminium, timber, and stainless steel 115 x 115 x 15 cm $10,500.00
Ryan Hoffmann Moon Shimmer Silver 2018-2023 moulded oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, stainless steel, aluminium and timber 201 x 55 x 9 cm $9,500.00
Ryan Hoffmann Moon Shimmer Gold 2018-2023 moulded enamel, acrylic polymer, CSM, gypsum, aluminium, timber and stainless steel 146 x 60 x 9 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Moon Shimmer Gold 2018-2023 moulded oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, stainless steel, aluminium and timber 112 x 41 x 8 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann I thought it was just a dream, but it came back for me. Point Addis, 0726 0611202332 2023 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, wax, CSM, gypsum, aluminium, timber, and stainless steel 102 x 102 x 12 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann An intimate time with a piece of coastline. (Exact time unknown due to a smashed phone, around 6am), 16/07/2022, Secret Beach, Mallacoota 2022 oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel and aluminium 130 x 130 x 22 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Making some more mistakes as a gesture of humility, 0726 16072023 -34.607161,150.864927 2023 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, wax, CSM, gypsum, aluminium, timber, and stainless steel 110 x 110 x 14 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann A love song, 1207 22042023 -35.079232,147.885208 2023 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, wax, CSM, gypsum, aluminium, timber, and stainless steel 110 x 110 x 14 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Some things to notice – some things to hold onto, 1921 01052023 -37.796709,144.980827 2023 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, wax, CSM, gypsum, aluminium, timber, and stainless steel 110 x 110 x 14 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann A walk down a quiet path, 1956 04032023 -38.568903,146.960132 2023 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, wax, CSM, gypsum, aluminium, timber, and stainless steel 110 x 110 x 14 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann People change so much and so little, 0935 10042023 -37.822988,146.177429 2023 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, wax, CSM, gypsum, aluminium, timber, and stainless steel 110 x 110 x 14 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Returning to the Ghosts, 2010 06032023 -38.435737,145.045843 2023 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, wax, CSM, gypsum, aluminium, timber, and stainless steel 110 x 110 x 14 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann I did wait around, for a long time, but I could tell you didn’t want to see me every again, so I had to move on. 8:28pm, 9.12.22, Spending a month in Windang, NSW. 2023 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, wax, CSM, gypsum, aluminium, timber, and stainless steel 110 x 110 x 14 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Sometimes you must go backwards to go forwards. 5:54am, 10/11/22, Point Impossible, Vic. 2023 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, wax, CSM, gypsum, aluminium, timber, and stainless steel 110 x 110 x 14 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann How to completely disappear in public. 7:14am, 19.02.23, The Pines, Vic. 2023 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, wax, CSM, gypsum, aluminium, timber, and stainless steel 110 x 110 x 14 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Let me have your eyes, for just a few minutes. 10:39am, 29.01.23, Olinda, VIC. 2023 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, wax, CSM, gypsum, aluminium, timber, and stainless steel 110 x 110 x 14 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann The blue in your eyes brings out the blue in me. Grampians pinnacle hike, VIC. 2:13pm, 16/09/2022. 2023 oil, acrylic polymer, wax, CSM, gypsum, aluminium, timber and stainless steel 126 x 126 x 18 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Mountain crawling in the early hours. Waurn Ponds, 7:16 am, 22/05/2022. 2022 oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel, and aluminium 101 x 101 x 12 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann The echo of a moment; one that keeps touching your back once it has ended. Torquay, 30/04/2022. 2022 oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel and aluminium 130 x 130 x 12 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann I am laying here, stars above, the waves are crashing. Just me and the natural sounds. Eventually everything fades out; it's just me and my fucking tinnitus! My eyes relax, my vision pixelates, I can see layers of space. 2022 oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel, and aluminium 101 x 101 x 12 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Moon shimmer. Point Addis Lookout, 6:10pm, 16/04/2022. 2022 sand cast CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer. Acrylic, enamel, pigment, varnish, timber, stainless steel, and aluminium 160 x 43 x 7 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Things I have learnt: EQ is more important than IQ; 6 months is a long time; it also goes fast; doubt destroys; I thought it was all black and white but it's grey and fluid. There is no end point, it's messy. 2022 oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel, and aluminium 130 x 130 x 19 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Cinnamon bark wine reading Lip-gloss print dotted nervously around the rim Deep smooth voice navigates the conversation I am remembering something about the suns red disk you missed. Studio roof, 04/04/2022, 6:06pm. 2022 oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel and aluminium 130 x 130 x 19 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Moon light through the clouds above a ceremonial bonfire. A shamaness dances around the fire lighting sage and doing breathing exercises. We camp on the beach; I have been crying in my sleep. Point Addis Beach, 3am, 01/01/2022. 2022 oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel, and aluminium 101 x 101 x 12 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann “Don’t hesitate!”, my mum tells me on the phone. I take a wrong turn. I am looking up a hill directly into the golden light. Point Cook, 25/02/2022, 7:45pm. 2022 oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel, and aluminium 130 x 130 x 19 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann To look is to find. Mount Martha, 3:25pm, 04/02/2022. 2022 oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel and aluminium 147 x 147 x 23 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Learning emotional regulation Haptic feedback on/off On! We have been friends for so long, it’s nice to finally share who I am with you. Elwood, 7:50pm, 22/01/2022. 2022 oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel, and aluminium 101 x 101 x 12 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Make a painting of a monster, a happy place and one intuitively with colour. Take the monster, rip it up, dance through the pieces and put them in the freezer. Rye, 10:55 am, 22/01/2022. 2022 oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel and aluminium 147 x 147 x 23 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann As we arrive, a white deer crosses the road. Moon Dancing. Point Addis Beach, 9:54 pm, 31/12/2021 2022 sand cast CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer. Acrylic, enamel, pigment, varnish, timber, stainless steel, and aluminium 200 x 55.5 x 8.5 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Located somewhere in the middle of a thick book of tattoos is an image; how to dig your own grave. Brunswick, 9:03 pm, 01/12/2021. 2022 oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel, and aluminium 130 x 130 x 19 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann She tells me, “In a past life you were an animal that got injured”. (Location missing), 8:29 pm, 18/11/2022. 2022 oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel, and aluminium 130 x 130 x 19 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann The wrinkles are the most beautiful part, information from the past. I looked at my hands today like they are not my own. Later, as I read, I drag my finger across the page. I feel it not feeling, nerve damage from a few years ago. 2022 oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel, and aluminium 101 x 101 x 12 cm Sold
Ryan Hoffmann Image from the 4 th of September: this person means something, I will not think about this person, I will not talk about this person. Northcote, 5:58pm, 04/09/2021. 2022 oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, synthetic polymer, timber, stainless steel, and aluminium 101 x 101 x 12 cm Sold
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
Ryan Hoffmann An introduction to Godspeed, Jan Juc, VIC, 0649 2502202433 2024 Moulded oil paint, acrylic polymer, wax, CSM, gypsum, aluminium, timber, and stainless steel 115 x 115 x 15 cm $10,500.00
Ryan Hoffmann Moon Shimmer Silver 2018-2023 moulded oil paint, acrylic paint, CSM, gypsum, stainless steel, aluminium and timber 201 x 55 x 9 cm $9,500.00