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To End is to Start 11

Work on Paper
$ 1,000


Collected unwanted fabrics pressed in layers of handmade cotton papers | 2018

Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck created the series “To End is to Start” during a 2018–2019 residency in South India, where she deepened her knowledge and practice of papermaking. Each delicately made work is composed of repurposed fabric pressed between layers of handmade cotton paper.


11.75 x 8.5 inches


Floated: 16.25 x 13 x 1.5 inches


Signed by artist.

The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan

Size: 11.75 x 8.5 inches
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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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To End is to Start 11
To End is to Start 11$ 1,000