MICHAEL S. HOFFMAN
Summer Slipstream I, II, III mixed media on panel 40 x 40 each
Summer Carnival I oil & mixed media on panel 24 x 72
Carnival II oil & mixed media on panel 24 x 72
Commission 48 x 48
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My paintings are meditative studies done with rich colors and bold graphic compositions - I often incorporate circles, grids and stripes. The universality and appeal of this symbology pulls the viewer in and holds them there to explore the subtle details. I try to create work that both captivates and calms. I work with abstractions because I want to put forth something universal that can be open to interpretations that are unique to each individual and can continue to evolve over time. A common theme in my painting is the relationship between rigid linear form and the organic flow of nature, order and disorder. I feel this is reflective in many ways of our society and peoples’ longing for something more than the sterility of technology in our modern lives. I believe inclusion of these two elements creates a certain universal harmony in many of my paintings.