Peter Hosfeld


Artist’s Statement

Coming from a background in comic art and video game pre-visualization, I am interested in how the use of this pop vocabulary can be appropriated to work in the context of narrative abstraction.   

My paintings are part exploration of abstract space and plane, part homage to the disposable ink strokes of the paper era, the weighted lines divorced from its entertainment context, and once expanded onto canvas, ready for new meaning.

Deconstructing the marks, rhythm and language native to comics and graffiti to express movement, sound and rhythm through swooshes, speed lines, sound effects and speech bubbles, I am curious about how we as viewers are predisposed to construe meaning from juxtaposed signs, to pursue visual cues even as familiar symbols are in a state of entropy.

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