Peter Hosfeld was born in Spain in 1973 and grew up in Norway. After apprenticing with figurative painter José Mohamed in Venezuela, he got his BFA at The School of The Art institute of Chicago 1998. Active in Miami since 2011 with a studios at Bridge Red and the Fountainhead, Hosfeld has shown at Art Center South Florida, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Art Wynwood fair, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Arts and Culture Center of Hollywood and the Deering Estate, among other places.
“Antediluvian Landscapes” is a new series of paintings and drawings that focuses on our uncertain relationship with nature. Bucolic landscapes inspired by 19th century romanticism are interrupted by disconcerting abstract shapes, reflecting the tensions and uncertainties that are becoming inescapable at this juncture of the anthropocene era. The title is both a tongue in cheek nod to the archaic mode of rendering and a reference to the great floods present in most creation myths and the future menace of sea level rise.