Dennis KLAAS Hoekstra:

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He’s got an incredible eye for detail.
— Justin Lowe, Modern Painters Magazine
...meticulously reconstructed from vintage photos.
— Art in America Magazine

He’s really keyed in to distressed surfaces and the subtleties of wear and tear.
— Robert Lazzarini, Modern Painters Magazine
He went out of his way to get every detail perfect.
— Rodney Bingenheimer, Los Angeles Magazine

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.
— Justin Lowe, Modern Painters Magazine
Dennis Hoekstra contributes a five-panel work, “Caravan to Midnight,” a parade of five monochromes exploring funked-up, gritty surfaces.
— Scott Indrisek, BLOUIN ARTINFO

As he works more with us, I think, he finds more direction for his own work and more strategies evolve.
— Justin Lowe, Modern Painters Magazine
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.
— Jonah Freeman, BOMB Magazine

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.
— Fritz Perls