Archival inkjet with hand applied acrylic print on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching 350 gsm paper
28.875h x 21.75w in
73.34h x 55.25w cm
Edition of 30 + 7 AP
Each work has unique airbrushed "tattoos" hand applied by the artist
Published by Simco Editions
Nissan (2023) is based on a painting of the same name, but includes hand-made, airbrushed “tattoos” for each individual print, thereby making each work unique. As Hoffman explains, “Nissan” was particularly relevant to him in that it was based on Columbian palenqueras, or African-Latina women who are known to carry baskets on their heads; and that inspired him to research the history of ‘head-carrying’ as it’s known, which can be found in cultures around the world. By applying it to his own work, he’s able to depict characters who are quite literally burdened with specific thoughts, issues, and/or feelings. “We never know what someone else is going through,” he says. “And this serves as a way to portray that. The bowls of fruit become vessels for the momentous objects that occupy our minds; money, family, sports, nature.” For Hoffman that idea can also be applied to tattoos, which he uses in a similar way.