There is no manual. No comment. No implicit statement. Maciej Hoffman’s paintings speak for themselves. This exhibition leaves us with nothing but our own perception, staying true to its motto ‘be free for art’.
Through Hoffman’s work we are forced to seek out our own freedom which we so often lose in the vicious circle of everyday routine. With no hints which we could use to pin-point his exact intention, Hoffman holds up a mirror for the imagination, leaving us naked yet free.
Maciej Hoffman is a London-based Polish artist with a Master’s Degree in Fine Art and Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. Although his early years as an artist were strictly linked to the advertising business, he quit his role as the company leader in 2007, focusing solely on creation which includes photography, digital graphics, stage and costume design, installations as well his preferred medium - oil painting. His experiences and continuous observations of the current world dynamic are reflected on canvas where his unique outlook meets that one of the audience, initiating an invisible conversation.
What seems to be a pervading aim of Hoffman’s art is the representation of its lack of limits; the painting and the mind are left unframed. This strips us off what we are taught to think and throws us ‘into the deep end’, extracting our raw humanism which always seems to hide behind a sophisticated mask. The paintings tell us to neglect templates and expectations and, instead, be inquisitive, seek the answers for ourselves. Hoffman sees art as the last margin of freedom, outside of the classification, manipulation and statistic-driven world. It is a space for imperfection and disorder where searching is more valuable than ready- made solutions.
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