Vicky Hoffman, an artist whose work edits the natural world into simplicity...
'What does a fire in Southern California, the killing of George Floyd and a change of seasons have in common?
And yet for me, they do. It is hard to stomach certain tragedies and I work out the grief in my sketchbook or drawings. I will never get over 9 minutes and 29 seconds and nor should I. The same thing about the wildfires in California and each summer I brace myself for the inevitable. Seasons change and with each change, I’m renewed, hopeful and positive about the transformation of humanity.
As I sketch, draw and paint without a charted place to go, I wander and wonder. My observations have a psychological hold on me and end up informing my work with an interpretation that is both visual and minimal. My aim is to offer an environment that provides a different perspective on life.'
'Untitled #1 (brown), acrylic and oil, 16 x 16 inches
'Untitled #1 (grey), mixed media, 30 x 30 inches
Born in Los Angeles, California, Vicky Hoffman lives and works in her home studio. She holds a BA in Art from San Diego State University with an emphasis in glass and metal-smithing. Over time, her work migrated to oils, acrylics and encaustic.
Hoffman’s work is grounded in nature and is an exploration of the gritty side of nature. She strips away all of the extraneous material until the only thing remaining are shapes and colors. Weaving together the intricacies of the natural world with an abstract environment, she creates new and unique surroundings.
Hoffman has appeared in several solo and group shows at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Chaffey Community Museum of Art, Gallery 825 in West Hollywood, TAG Gallery in Los Angeles, Segil Fine Art Gallery, FIVE 08 Gallery, Arena 1 Gallery and many more.
Vicky Hoffman is a member of Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825. Her work has appeared in two of the three editions of Los Angeles Art Association Art Volume, Kolaj Magazine and Fabrik.
'Untitled #1 (white)', acrylic and oil, 16 x 16 inches
'130 Leaves', mixed media, 30 x 30 inches
'Untitled', acrylic and watercolor on Arches paper, 12 x 9 inches
'Air Passages', acrylic and oil, 30 x 30 inches