Herbert Hofer – Art Basel at Weam

May 6, 2023

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An interview with artist Herbert Hofer, unveiling some erotic paintings during Art Basel 2008 at Weam.

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Here is Herbert’s official bio:
“I love the strong light and colors of South Florida, declares artist Herbert Hofer, who moved to Miami Beach from his native Austria, in 1988. Herbert Felic Hofer was born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria in 1946. He studied architecture at the University of Vienna and worked as a interior designer in Germany before embarking on a search for adventure. His travels took him throughout Europe and Africa. His friendship with film director Frederico Fellini resulted in a stint as an actor in Rome.
Hofer calls his paintings modern primitives. Other primitive artists have not traveled outside their countries as I have, he observes, limiting their scope to the issues of their own countries. My art is modern and has little to
do with specific cultures. It represents my own search for paradise in the present and future world. My paintings are like windows to a fantasy world that I create. Hofers work reflects the customs of many cultures and is
typified by intricate design, vibrant color, and abundant floral decorations,which convey a sophisticated, yet childlike, magical dream quality. His work has been called a shining, guiding light of hope, a ray of sunshine, of joythat helps us survive the negative, destructive aspects of modern societyand transports us to a new, incredibly exotic world.
Herbert Hofer was inducted into the International Hall of Fame in 1995. His famous exhibition Search for Paradise, in Washington D.C. earned him a U.N. Peace Prize in 1984. His work has appeared on the cover of the 1995-96 Southern Bell yellow pages, on the official poster for the 1999 Miami Beach Festival of the Arts and in exhibits in over 25 cities in 10 countries. It also resides in many private collections including those of Fellini, Pope John Paul II, Robert de Niro, Lena Horne, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and Luciano Pavarotti.