In the soothing setting of a chapel, Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck presents a new body of work exploring oneness in stockfree organic gardens and farms in Britain. The artist wishes to generate compassion for the living and deep ecological awareness of our gardening habits through this installation.
Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck
Born in 1990, Alsace (France). Lives and works in rural Oxfordshire.
With a rich body of often semi-autobiographical work, Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck wishes to generate positivity and positive feelings, deriving inspiration from her daily life and close observation of nature. Her practice composed of painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, film, photography, gardening and writing often conceals ecological messages, rendered in soft and delicate methods. Theories related to Art Therapy, Permaculture and the Way of Tea are also at the roots of her works. Tagada Hoffbeck builds a coherent and singular practice, often described as poetic. In several of the artistʼs projects, interaction with the environment and others plays a central role.
In 2014, Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck founded Poetic Pastel - a positive and collaborative cultural project influenced by Deep Ecology and defined as an open conversation inspired by natural elements, warm memories, rhythm, colours, feelings, relationships, literature, poetry, tea culture and daily life. Poetic Pastel's collaborative projects result in exhibitions, meetings, culinary experiences, musical recitals, writings, workshops, textiles and publications. Sonic, textile and print editions are released by Poetic Pastel Press, which was founded in 2015. In 2018, Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck co-founded the publication series Journal du Thé ‒ Contemporary Tea Culture in collaboration with T. S. Wendelstein.
Until June 2010, she studied at the Fine Arts School Haute École des Arts du Rhin (HEAR - France). Past exhibitions include Nidi Gallery (Tokyo), MK Gallery (Milton Keynes), Pon Ding (Taiwan), Bridget Donahue Gallery (New York), Le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mulhouse, Ravisius Textor (Nevers).
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