Jeremy Hof: Painting with Power Tools

October 9, 2008

By Mike Landry
Jeremy Hof's award-winning work "Layer Painting Red."

Jeremy Hof's award-winning work "Layer Painting Red."

Before Jeremy Hof knew anything about art he knew he was a painter. Now his passion for the medium has taken him to forefront of emerging Canadian visual artists, after taking home top prize at this year’s RBC Painting Competition.

It’s an interesting to position to find young Hof in given his work could be argued as having as many sculptural elements as painterly aspects. And it’s a claim Hof agrees with, but insists that doesn’t mean he works aren’t paintings.

“I want to see painting evolve as well into areas maybe that aren’t familiar,” says Hof. “I want to try and create alternatives for paintings that will spawn new ideas or different understanding of what a painting can be. I personally don’t believe a painting just has to be paint applied with a brush on a piece of canvas.”

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