Category Archive: painting

a studio visit with william t. wiley,

in preparation for his first solo show at hosfelt gallery. visiting wiley’s studio is like going into a dark room after being in bright sunlight — your eyes need to adjust to the… Continue reading

curating an opening exhibition

while our new space is gorgeous, a gallery is only as good as the art in it…  an inaugural show is the benchmark, setting your audiences’ expectations.   we couldn’t open with a solo… Continue reading

our new san francisco exhibition space

it was going to take an extraordinary space to replace our beautiful clementina street gallery, but that building was to be demolished to make way for a condo development and we were ready… Continue reading

anoka faruqee has been making

some really interesting paintings that riff on the moiré patterns that develop accidentally in digital processes.  like her past work, the color palette is quirky and really sophisticated. she’s still experimenting with pattern. … Continue reading

a studio visit with julie chang

this dialogue and the photos from julie’s studio came out of the lead-up to her solo exhibition in our new york gallery space… todd hosfelt:   language is really important in your work.   you’ve… Continue reading

art dubai 2012

we’re back in dubai showing at the art fair. and there’s a dust storm…   so there’s this weird haze… but the fair looks great. we’re showing work by luka fineisen, driss ouadahi, alan… Continue reading

we’re at the PULSE art fair in miami…

here are some (not-very-good-quality iphone) photos of our booth… a driss ouadahi painting, photographs by jay defeo… the door of jonathan brand’s paper mustang, (one-half of) a painting by jutta haeckel, a thread… Continue reading

an interesting commentary on “gesamtkunstwerk,”

the new installation of “youngish” german artists at the saatchi gallery as well as charles saatchi’s endeavors in general —  by jackie wullschlager in the financial times…    near the end of the article… Continue reading

a look back at our clementina street gallery

i opened hosfelt gallery in october 1996 – 15 years ago.  today is the last day in our clementina street gallery in san francisco.  we’ve been here for 13 years.    feeling a… Continue reading

an interview with jutta haeckel…

something like a long-distance, digital studio visit… Todd Hosfelt:  the process in which you work is related to print making, but seems to me to be unique in painting,  would you explain it?… Continue reading

i’ve been working

on an exhibition of jay defeo’s work for the last six months (actually, i started working on it in september of 2005 when i first visited the storage facility for jay defeo trust).  … Continue reading

last evening we opened the 200th exhibition

that i’ve curated in my career.   crazy.  the show is the san francisco iteration of the show of artists associated with düsseldorf.    here are some installation shots taken by david.   click on them… Continue reading

we’re opening our show of artists from düsseldorf

in the new york gallery tonight.    here are some installation shots: an installation by luka fineisen made from artificial hair and an existing skylight. paintings by stefan ettlinger… and jutta haeckel. a “bubble”… Continue reading

why paint?

all contemporary artists owe a lot to the instructors at the kunstakademie düsseldorf —  conceptualists to joseph beuys, photographers to bernd and hilla becher and painters to gerhard richter. richter, in my opinion,… Continue reading

birgit jensen

is another of the artists from düsseldorf  whose work i’m really excited about showing this autumn. “sagarmatha” 2010  oil on linen 79×55 inches detail: a few years ago, at madrid’s enormous art fair,… Continue reading

i was in driss ouadahi’s studio

in düsseldorf working on his upcoming show and the catalog we’re publishing to go with it. driss is algerian of berber descent who immigrated to europe to study with michael buthe at the… Continue reading

i was in düsseldorf doing studio visits again…

i’m going out on a limb and asserting that the kunstakademie in düsseldorf (founded 1762) is the most influential training ground for artists in the world.    the list of artists associated with the… Continue reading

stefan kürten’s studio

is an enormous space with floor-to-ceiling windows in an industrial part of town. a wall of the small ink on paper paintings that stefan has recently been working on, and one of them… Continue reading