This composition was inspired by a still from a classic movie, but the approach hearkens back to the abstract expressionists. Rather than concentrate on representative detail, in this work every element, including the figures, is merely a shape to be filled with color. These shapes then compete or coexist with the other shapes and the work as a whole. I filled some of the flat areas of color with linear patterns to add some richness.

- Robert Hofherr

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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.