Born in Spain and raised in Norway, Peter Hosfeld studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His subsequent career in the video-game industry has combined with influences of modernist abstraction to produce a vocabulary of expressionist/comic style mark-making that signals entropy as a dynamic force of transformation.
Entropia features paintings of “narrative abstraction” in which frenetic movement is portrayed using high- and low-culture references. Two installations utilize decay and time as active ingredients to produce uncertain outcomes. Using local ocean water as a hostile medium of corrosion in which oil paintings on steel plates are submerged, Hosfeld considers issues of impermanence, temporary measures and unpredictability. The same elemental forces are at work on everything in this world, including us.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.