Douglas Hoekzema is a Miami-based artist whose ever-evolving painting style emphasizes mark-making, color, and mechanized paint applicating instruments. Each piece represents a moment and a process, sometimes connected to a larger whole and sometimes standing alone. His use of hand-engineered and ready-made mechanisms allows each new series to represent not only a new time in his life but also an entirely new technique of painting. Each new tool leaves its own mark and opens the door for new possibilities, allowing for nearly infinite flowing iterations. In a time where societal pressure is only a glance away at all times, Hoxxoh’s practice is an exercise in letting go and allowing the Art to guide itself alongside him.
Artist Jon Doe Photographer Jane Anderson