He’s got an incredible eye for detail.
...meticulously reconstructed from vintage photos.
He’s really keyed in to distressed surfaces and the subtleties of wear and tear.
He went out of his way to get every detail perfect.
If you look at Dennis’s phone pictures, there are really no family or friends or party shots… It’s all just drips and stains and various textures. It’s like this encyclopedic index he’s working on.
Dennis Hoekstra contributes a five-panel work, “Caravan to Midnight,” a parade of five monochromes exploring funked-up, gritty surfaces.
As he works more with us, I think, he finds more direction for his own work and more strategies evolve.
Dennis Hoekstra is a friend who is also a very skilled scenic painter. He does a lot of this really intense aging, and creating of texture on walls.
I am not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.