Mari Hofman’s favorite medium is drawing. To Mari, drawing is a very fundamental process, a direct way of expressing himself. He practically rubs the graphite and pastel into the paper. His impulses, instinct and intuition give meaning to the lines, with the objective of developing a clear and strong image, which brings about a certain intimacy in the relation with the spectator.
As an artist, Hofman is a keen observer himself and his observations evoke emotions and images that result in a tangible product with an emotional value. He is attracted to the twilight zone between figuration and abstraction. There is always a starting point to his work, a concrete image or observation that triggers his interest and gets the creative process going.