Foliage StudyRobert Hofherr
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Ready to hang
Signed on front
30 " h x 40 " w x 1.37 " d |5 lbs. 8 oz.
Based on a personal photo, this study was inspired by the interesting range of shapes and colors Robert noticed while out walking. "The actual photo is only a beginning, and I tried to amplify the colors and add expressionist vigor into the paint handling," he says. Many of the background areas have no real detail and are dependent on basic line, color and texture. "The scale of the piece helps to further remove it from its photographic origins." The sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted a complementary brown.
Robert Hofherr avoids depicting a landscape exactly as he sees it or as the viewer might expect. Instead, he enjoys reimagining landscapes and painting his pieces indoors at a fairly rapid pace. The works of French Fauve artists Maurice de Vlaminck and André Derain initially got him interested in painting, and also influenced his decision to not use grey in his works. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his kids, walking his dogs and taking road trips to out-of-way places in the mid-Atlantic region. He currently lives in Maryland.
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Just a fabulous piece that grabs the eye when people see it on my wall. Extremely happy. Great artistry, Mr. Hofherr!- M Cellucci
I had everybody over to my house for a Robert Hofherr welcome party!! Hope this is the first of many pieces I will collect. So beautiful. Even my daughter, who typically does not share my taste in art, took one look and said, "Finally, we agree."- C Hastings