Author: thilohoffmann

COLLECTOR COMMISSIONS COLLECTOR

What constitutes a masterpiece? When is a painting “an essential corner stone“ of an artist’s career? When does a drawing provide “a unique look in to the soul“ of an artist, and when is it just a scribble? In true form, Thilo Hoffmann, always looking […]

OTTUS THILOHOFFMANNIS

A Serendipitious Discovery The small nocturnal bird “Ottus thilohoffmannis” really exists, and it lives in the South of Sri Lanka. Biologists have known its call for 200 years, but the owl was never clearly identified until a serendipitious moment in 2001 in the rain forest. […]

SILHOUETTEUR

In the Silhouetteur, everyone can transform themselves into the figure they always wanted to be: Two wings turn one into an angel, a crown makes one become a king, a woolen blanket shapes one into a monster. Thilo Hoffmann brings with the Silhouetteur the ancient […]

PUZZLED

How Do You Map the World? Charts of the world were created to help humans navigate and orientate, but Thilo Hoffmanns maps effect the opposite: They leave you puzzled, in more than one sense. Various photographs of the planet from bird’s or satellite’s eye view […]

RUMPELHEINZCHEN

“Spinning Cotton into Gold.” Winterthur (2020) Once upon a time there was a yarn spinner, the last one in the whole country, all other spinning mills had already closed their doors: The government was too strict with the country’s strong currency, and too much competition […]

GOLDEN MARKS

“Tracing the ephemeral.” Dresden (2020) An ephemeral museum accessible to the public on the main square in Dresden only for one day, yet an experience which is meant to leave a trace to the population of city. All along the perimeter of the Non-Museum, a […]

PSEUDONYM 19–21 YEARS OLD

“What is your other self?” Worldwide How do we decide on a name? What message shall the name reveal? What impact, what emotions should the name create in those who hear it – and what does the name we pick reveal about ourselves? As with […]

PSEUDONYM 60+ YEARS OLD

“What is your other self?” Worldwide How do we decide on a name? What message shall the name reveal? What impact, what emotions should the name create in those who hear it – and what does the name we pick reveal about ourselves? As with […]

EARLY SERIES PORTRAITS

“Compose your own PORTRAIT.” Worldwide In his series of portraits, Thilo Hoffmann asks people from all walks of life to “present themselves in their world.” They choose the location, the composition, the right shot and, finally, the title of the picture. A moment tells a […]

HIGH SCHOOL PORTRAITS

“Compose your own PORTRAIT.” Worldwide In his series of portraits, Thilo Hoffmann asks people from all walks of life to “present themselves in their world.” They choose the location, the composition, the right shot and, finally, the title of the picture. A moment tells a […]

ARTIST PORTRAIT

“Compose your own PORTRAIT.” Worldwide ARTIST PORTRAITS, 2006-2019Artbook Publication in 2020 In his series of Artist Portraits, Thilo Hoffmann invited international artists to get portrayed in the way they want to present themselves. They choose the location, the theme and the time. Eventually they select […]