Xander Hoffman (b. 1993) based in Manchester, studied Painting and Printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2019. His work is an exploration into screen based imagery through the medium of painting, working primarily in oil paint but occasionally using other materials such as retro-reflective paints and pigments. He seeks to record impermanent, data based images through paint so as to give these weightless moments a physical presence.
Hoffman’s approach to painting has varied widely from impasto, pixel oriented works that seek to give a weightless image tangibility to the point of tactility, to more traditional oil paintings focused on the subtle quirks of interaction with a screen, concerned with creating a physical memory for a data based image through the action of painting.