Visaya Hoffie

Disappear for one month and come back fully rebranded

7

February 2024

7

Feb

2024

1

Mar 2024

Disappear for one month and come back fully rebranded

Visaya Hoffie

7

February 2024

7

February

2024

1

March 2024

In this body of work, Visaya Hoffie takes on off-shoots from media and everyday culture through the lens of the history of Western painting. ‘Disappear for one month and come back fully rebranded’ looks at the visual detritus of our online worlds are spaces in which we all co-exist. In a world that’s saturated with images, the process of painting slows down our responses to the visual and allows us to make new possible connections between unlikely contenders.

Exhibition documentation by Teagan Ramsay.

In this body of work, Visaya Hoffie takes on off-shoots from media and everyday culture through the lens of the history of Western painting. ‘Disappear for one month and come back fully rebranded’ looks at the visual detritus of our online worlds are spaces in which we all co-exist. In a world that’s saturated with images, the process of painting slows down our responses to the visual and allows us to make new possible connections between unlikely contenders.

Visaya Hoffie

Visaya Hoffie’s practice extends through ‘expanded painting’ into sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, design, animation, leatherwork, haberdashery and a range of craft media that she often brings together in immersive installations that locate the viewer as an essential and performative element in the work. 

The artist brings a broad range of historical and cultural experiences and references to bear on her slightly wry, amused and often revealing responses to our contemporary cultural landscape. Her work often suggests new paradigms for world-making where hybridised boot-legged characters transcend hierarchies of taste and toy with the limitations of aesthetic boundaries.