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Benjamin Hoffman

Color has the ability to show depth, depict light and even capture a specific feeling that cannot always be put into words. Through an extremely ordered process of applying and removing tape, my work is primarily focused on these few principles with the expectation of perfection. With an intense passion towards hard-edge abstraction and painters such as Peter Halley, Joseph Albers and Victor Vasarely, my work has evolved into the limited color fields that they are.

Similar to printmaking, the tape conceals the outcome of the painting until it is delicately removed. Line by line, the painting is revealed and the colors begin to create this structural space that both pulls and pushes you away. The outcome can be either devastating or exactly as planned, which is the true fascination behind the process. The harder the line, the more compelling the overall painting is once completed.