The title refers to the comings and goings of the people on the sidewalk, as well as the urgent and almost manic style of paint application in this work. "It seemed appropriate for the style of execution to mimic the complicated and high-speed movement of the passersby themselves," says Robert. The palette is upbeat without being overpowering, and the straightforward composition is based on everything receding to a point in the lower center of the canvas. The sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted a complementary brown.

- Robert Hofherr

Hustle and Bustle

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

16" h x 20" w x .62" d
0 lbs. 12 oz.



Robert Hofherr
Belcamp, Maryland

Getting to Know Robert

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.