Exploring the Digital Landscape: Works by Carl Hoffner
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Rd.,
Carl Hoffner's artwork surrounds the viewer in a cacophony of color. His contemporary landscapes of the Central New York region vibrate with intense color. Says Hoffner, "In my work I explore the inherent abstractions and extraordinary color within Upstate New Yorks wealth of natural beauty."
While Hoffner also works in traditional lithograph, the work being exhibited here is part of his digital portfolio. Hoffner uses the computer paired with a Wacom tablet, and Corel painter software to draw and paint directly on the computer. Hoffner explains, "I have found this to be a liberating artistic experience bringing back the play in my art as well as offering a chance to re-explore my passion for painting and color." The completed digital paintings are produced in limited editions using giclee inkjet printing technology.
Hoffner received his MFA from Syracuse University and a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He taught in the art department of OCC in the 1980s. His work is in collections in the United States and abroad including galleries in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Europe, United Kingdom, and Australia. Hoffner currently resides in Fayetteville, NY.