Current exhibition

Daniel Hoffmann – Today

Digital opening: Saturday 1 May 2021, 2:00 pm

Exhibition period: 1 May - 11 July 2021
Caspar-David-Friedrich-Zentrum, Lange Straße 57, 17489 Greifswald


The Caspar David Friedrich Centre in Greifswald inaugurates the personal exhibition „Daniel Hoffmann - Today“ in a digital way on 1 May 2021 at 2.00 pm. The artist presents current drawings and photographs.


Daniel Hoffmann‘s abstract works arise in a protracted artistic process, in which precise observation and coincidence are playing a key part in equal measure. With the use of various techniques, he aimed to reproduce stories, that are told by nature, in his very own way. Drawing paper gets primed and afterwords repainted, smudged, scratched or erased. Details are added and again erased – but everything is possible. Each one of his works tells its own individual evolutionary story and this is the one that Daniel Hoffmann wants to display.


The artist restricts his motives to something schematic: to lines and patterns, which are frequently drawn with a ruler. He developed these by using folding techniques, tears and hatchings. At this point the references to the also very schematic techniques of Caspar David Friedrich becomes visible. Likewise Friedrich, Daniel Hoffmann devises new imageries with the specific arrangement of elements in a pattern. The artist takes the elemental dynamics of the natural event as an occasion in his work. This idea also becomes visible, when he encroaches on the order of the forests of Brandenburg in a subtle way and captures these interventions photographically. This unusual exposure to the nature and the variety of techniques convinced also the jury of the Caspar-David-Friedrich award in 2014. Daniel Hoffmann presents works in his exhibition „Today“, that are completely located in the particular here and now. They display the artistic development from 2015 until today. The main focus of the exhibition is directed on the works which contain subtle colorfulness. Special highlights are the frottages and drawings, which were made by the artist in Beijing, China.


Daniel Hoffmann (*1978 in Altdöbern) studied visual arts at the higher college of visual arts in Dresden as well as at the university of applied science in Ottersberg. In 2014 he was honored with the Caspar-David-Friedrich award and exhibited his works in Greifswald for the first time. He lives and works in Lethen (Cottbus).


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*Banner: Daniel Hoffmann© VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2021
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