DHOFFER

Dhoffer © Marciano Contemporary
Artiste DHOFFER Hypnotique ritournelle des apparences | Dominique Hoffer Surréalisme Jungle guépard cheetah | Galerie Mickaël Marciano Art contemporain Paris

Hypnotique ritournelle des apparences


Oil on Canvas
100x160cm.

Artist DHOFFER Calembredaines au diapason volatil | Dominique Hoffer Surréalisme Surrealism Jungle telephone | Mickaël Marciano Art Gallery Paris

Calembredaines au diapason volatil


Oil on Canvas
100 x 130 cm

Artiste DHOFFER Dominique Hoffer Fariboles et coquecigrues | Surréalisme Jungle magritte préhistoire iguane | Galerie Mickaël Marciano Art Place des Vosges

Fariboles et coquecigrues


Oil on Canvas
100 x 130 cm

Artist DHOFFER Le Sucre des Santolines | Dominique Hoffer Surrealism Jungle Piano | Mickaël Marciano Art Gallery Place des Vosges

Le Sucre des Santolines


Oil on Canvas
60 x 90 cm

Artiste DHOFFER La transgression des interdits | Dominique Hoffer Jungle Surrealism guépard Cheetah Vespa spider | Mickaël Marciano Art Gallery Paris

La transgression des interdits


Oil on Canvas
60 x 80 cm

DHOFFER

BIOGRAPHIE

Dhoffer was born in Geneva in 1951. During adolescence, two passions gradually forged the character of the young woman, aviation and painting. Both are synonymous of freedom, of a need to escape. At first, the young woman will devote herself to obtaining her professional pilot’s licenses. She will then fulfill her dream by working for Swiss and South African companies. In 1988, the time came for her to devote herself to her second passion, painting. Dhoffer abandons cockpits in favor of easels and exchanges the control handle for that of the brush.

Dhoffer’s oils on canvas allow her to explore a genre of expression that calls upon an unbridled imagination, supported by absolute realism. Her work tends to be inspired by the conceptual world of the Surrealists and the aesthetics of naive art. It is moreover a feeling of strangeness, characteristic of these two currents, which emerges from her work. Dhoffer’s canvases are a condensation of eccentricities, curiosities, and anomalies, working to depict the artist’s dreams. This diverted version of reality transports us to the heart of a parallel universe. There, the improbable becomes concrete, the implausible becomes materialized. When you admire a painting by Dhoffer, boredom never sets in. The spectator is continually caught up in the multitude of details that the artist likes to intrude into her canvases. Invited to get lost among this abundance of characters, mechanical devices, animals and fossils, our gaze navigates from detail to detail.

Dhoffer’s captivating universe has conquered the most discerning collectors. Rewarded with the MAG 2012 Plexus prize, it is now part of the Marciano galleries’ selection of contemporary artists.

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