Oliver Hoffmeister (b.1995 Chesterfield) is a Newcastle based painter-printmaker. His work focuses upon the obscure nature of the imagined image, with particular reference to the artist’s conceived imagery. Attempting to create works that could be seen as ‘oddities’, he wishes to conjure a sense of uncertainty that leaves the viewer in a state of flux.

Since graduating in 2018 from Newcastle University with a first-class BA Hons in Fine art, he has shown work in a multitude of shows including ‘The Ingram Collection Young Contemporary Talent Award’, Cello Factory, London, UK (2018); ‘The Middlesborough Art weekender’, MIMA, Middlesborough, UK (2018); ‘Ghosts That Live Amongst Us’, The Warbling Collective, 155a Gallery, London, UK (2020). Alongside this Hoffmeister has undertaken multiple residencies including a commission from Kielder Arts and Architecture, and was awarded The Hatton Prize (2018) for the excellence of his work in the ‘Newcastle Degree Show’.

In 2019, he was gifted a Bursary from Northern Print Studio Ltd to help further his printmaking practice. Northern Print Studio Ltd also commissioned Hoffmeister to create a series of etching that were shown alongside two other artists in an exhibition called ‘Glossary of Etching’ (2020).

More recently he has collaborated with Berwick Visual Arts to produce his first solo show, outside of Newcastle upon Tyne, titled ‘Hide and Seek’ (2021). Alongside this, Hoffmeister has co-founded Minutes Exchange, a by-post charitable project in which art is auctioned from a plethora of artists from all over the UK.

‘Looking in’ will be displayed in The PUBlic Window until 10th December 2021.

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