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Dreaming of Summer

Sale price$ 1,000

Matcha and plant pigments on handmade paper

In Tagada Hoffbeck's series of paintings, “Safe Space,” she depicts tightly cropped compositions of women holding teacups to emphasize the intimacy of the daily action and ritual of sharing tea as a space created for comfort. While painting her subjects, she spoke in depth to the women about social and ecological issues they are passionate about. The works in this series are accompanied by three-minute audio monologues, narrated by their subjects. Rahel’s recording for this work can be found here.

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“Contemporary cultures are often extremely fast and ever-changing. My practice engages with slower tasks which demand commitment and help us to focus our attention. In my paintings, I depict activities such as growing plants and preparing and sharing tea, which also are parts of my daily life.”
-Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck
Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck

About the Artist

Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck

Transdisciplinary artist Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck's practice includes painting, drawing, collage, photographic prints, sculpture, and publishing. Tagada Hoffbeck shows extensively in Far-East Asia and Europe. Selected public and private collections include Design Museum (Gent, BE), Booklet Art Library (Tokyo, JP), Clinique Rhena (Strasbourg, FR), and Los Angeles Contemporary Archives (Los Angeles, US)

Portrait photograph by Aloha Bonser-Shaw for TOAST, 2023

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