Ruan Hoffmann

Biography

 "Millions of people can be wrong." 

Born in South Africa, Ruan Hoffmann currently lives and works in The Netherlands. Using ceramic earthenware as his preferred medium, Hoffmann moulds familiar objects such as plates, containers and tiles into wilful, irregular and misshapen forms.

 

Adorning the plates with a vast array of images and text that can be unapologetically political and confrontational, the work expresses the artist's unedited observations on life's experiences. Widely exhibited, Hoffmann's works are also in a number of international collections including the South African National Gallery, The Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium and the Museo de Arte Moderno, Dominican Republic, Apple and more.

Exhibitions
Works
  • Ruan Hoffmann, I NEED TO, 2017
    I NEED TO, 2017
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Save Yourself, 2019
    Save Yourself, 2019
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Leclaireur, 2019
    Leclaireur, 2019
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Your opinion no thanks, 2019
  • Ruan Hoffmann, LOVE UNLOVE, 2019
    LOVE UNLOVE, 2019
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Société Anonyme, 2020
    Société Anonyme, 2020
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Fake it or Fuck off, 2020
    Fake it or Fuck off, 2020
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Anightmerica, 2020
    Anightmerica, 2020
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Fortuna, 2020
    Fortuna, 2020
  • Ruan Hoffmann, MMXX World Wide Hysteria, 2020
    MMXX World Wide Hysteria, 2020
  • Ruan Hoffmann, The Beginning and the End, 2020
    The Beginning and the End, 2020
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Untitled 107, 2020
    Untitled 107, 2020
  • Ruan Hoffmann, The Planet of the Idiots, 2020
    The Planet of the Idiots, 2020
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Yak Yak Bla Bla, 2020
    Yak Yak Bla Bla, 2020
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Je ne suis pas un saint, 2020
    Je ne suis pas un saint, 2020
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Principled opportunist summa cum, 2020
    Principled opportunist summa cum, 2020
  • Ruan Hoffmann, SCHADENFREUNE, 2020
    SCHADENFREUNE, 2020
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Spring Riots, 2020
    Spring Riots, 2020
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Tanked up on Love, 2020
    Tanked up on Love, 2020
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Bye Bye, 2021
    Bye Bye, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, We, the fucking people, 2021
    We, the fucking people, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Untitled 112, 2021
    Untitled 112, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, We don't give a fuck about your little drama, 2021
    We don't give a fuck about your little drama, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, You bore me, 2021
    You bore me, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Clinging and Clawing, 2021
    Clinging and Clawing, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Cut it Out, 2021
    Cut it Out, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Chill the fuck out, 2021
    Chill the fuck out, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Everyday on this planet is another horror, 2021
    Everyday on this planet is another horror, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Everything is bad for you, 2021
    Everything is bad for you, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, For you, I'm desperate, 2021
    For you, I'm desperate, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Deal with it, 2021
    Deal with it, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Société anonyme , 2021
    Société anonyme , 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, What would become of me, 2021
    What would become of me, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Untitled 119, 2021
    Untitled 119, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Untitled 121, 2021
    Untitled 121, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, FREEDOM THE FAREWELLTOUR, 2021
    FREEDOM THE FAREWELLTOUR, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, REMEMBER REMEMBERING, 2021
    REMEMBER REMEMBERING, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, ZipUp, 2021
    ZipUp, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, What do you love me for, 2021
    What do you love me for, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Did you think this was the way the world would end ?, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, BECOME THE ONE YOU KNOW YOU ARE, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, Hey times up motherfucker, 2021
    Hey times up motherfucker, 2021
  • Ruan Hoffmann, NATURE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS, 2021
    NATURE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS, 2021