Inspired primarily by some of the interior studies of Matisse, this work re-imagines an interior space in which normal perspective and realistic color are changed in order to create an unusual and decidedly non-representational image. The palette eliminates orange and yellow, resulting in the contrast between bold red and the three cool colors opposed to it. Only minimal detail is provided, allowing line, color and pattern to remain dominant. The sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted a complementary brown.

- Robert Hofherr

Interior with Seated Figure

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x 1.37" d
2 lbs. 8 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.