Johannes Van der Hoeff

Maria island Sunset (with a touch of twee), 2016

oil on canvas

51 x 102cm

From the artist

At first glance the painting seeks to attract attention with a Pre-Raphaelite approach to the Tasmanian landscape… then it does something else… a touch of twee. Maybe that speaks of a New Abstract, a gentle revolution with a harmless defiance of art convention bravely asserting a tender side in all of us... possibly tormenting those of sophistication who hide any hint of suffering from ’tweeness’.

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