PAINTER. HUDSON. NEW YORK.
My name is Huê Thi Hoffmaster, 39 years. Currently Residing in Hudson, New York. I both jokingly and earnestly hope to receive patience and faith in me as I test the limits of my ignorance, pursue what may very well be useless, as I go in search of that mystery and intuition that may or may not exist within me.
I think I initially started enjoying painting when I was a child because of the praise I receive from it and no one else around me really cared much about it so it could be mine. After painting my entire life it became the best way for me to turn the mundane into something beautiful.
I’m inspired by having the freedom to explore and play with these colors and tools and to do it in a serious way like a child inventing a story to play upon. I love creating a picture from nothing at all and seeing some sort of internal activity eventually and inevitably show itself.
My studio is a converted barn on the farm property we live on, so it’s in my back yard. It’s on the edge of the woods next to 2 large ponds. It’s home. It smells of burning wood, incense and paint. It sounds like crickets, rustling leaves and Zamrock.
Art for me is a type of freedom. In a capitalistic world, making art is pointless so it’s great to be doing something on my own, without a linear way of being. Art is communicating the nuance of our sensibilities and sensualities and there’s space for all of us to do it in our own way.