Tuesday Jan 1, 2019
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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The Santa Fe artist presents a showing of oil paintings on wood.
Isaak, only 22, was raised in Santa Fe by two creative parents, grew up in The West Side Studios and lived around many studio artists. His childhood was full hands on, of making objects and art. Isaak studied classical drawing and painting with Felix Voltsinger at the Community College, who taught him about structure in his drawings, sketches and paintings. He attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and currently resides in New York City.
In 2016/2017 he was awarded a "Site Scholar" fellowship by Site Santa Fe and participated in 2 group shows through the same program, at both Form & Concept Gallery and Red Dot Gallery. "Isaak Hoffman is a Santa Fe born artist, who has relied on his imagination as a tool to translate the world around him from a very young age. He uses a variety of materials, primarily 2D mediums, to illustrate both the emotional and physical realities of his everyday life", Site Santa Fe.
In 2018 he participated in the group show, Outrage, at City of Mud: "His paintings on canvas or board convey the struggle of an individual spirit confronted with a vortex of chaotic energies", City of Mud.
Isaak has been influenced by Egon Schielle, Picasso, Manet, Basquiat, Children's Literature and Illustration, just to mention a few of the many classical influences.
My artwork reflects an interaction between physical movement and thought. Crafting images and objects is a way for me to express my inner dialogue most organically. My work is a mental collage created during a series of multiple sessions; the process involves applying paint, either with brushes, pallet knifes, or my hands, directly from a paint container to a surface. I work with subject matter that is both abstract and illusionistic, and I almost always include a figurative element. My painting processes and techniques change often with each session of painting. I use life, photos and imagination as references for my work. Isaak Kevan-Hoffman