Norton Museum of Art 2024 Gala Auction | Hosted by Sotheby’s

Norton Museum of Art 2024 Gala Auction | Hosted by Sotheby’s

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Huê Thi Hoffmaster

Wrong About the Rain No. 9

Lot Closed

February 5, 08:24 PM GMT


15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details


Huê Thi Hoffmaster

b. 1982

Wrong About the Rain No. 9

Executed in 2023.

Signed on the reverse

Oil on canvas

58 x 44 in. (147.3 x 111.7 cm)

Framed: 62 x 50 in. (157.5 x 127 cm) approx

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Courtesy of Eric Firestone Gallery

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Huê Thi Hoffmaster has spent his early career exploring the full spectrum of abstraction and representation; his current work reflects the formal breadth of his vision. Oscillating between improvisation and meticulous rendition, Hoffmaster arranges his bouquets with realistic blossoms alongside heavy bursts of color. The arrangements alternatively materialize as portrait-like studies and severely playful “scenes” that ride the line between non-objective abstraction and representational image making. Hoffmaster’s thickets of paint threaten to outgrow the boundaries of his canvas as he actively cultivates tension — between Eastern and Western aesthetic traditions, curiosity and cognizance, the seen and unseen.