The works of Ulrik Hoff have been a part of my life going back to my upbringing in Copenhagen the suburb of Charlottenlund. I have always admired Hoff’s consistent autonomy and style that has no regard for art fashion whims or trends.
With superb craftsmanship and a sharp eye for observing and feeling nature Ulrik Hoff has been devoted to his own private conversation with God on how the landscape is a mental Utopia, where everything seems to fall into place – in Ulrik Hoff’s own words: “God guides my hand”.
I have always felt that Hoff’s paintings balance between the unsentimental and the deepfelt. The almost clinical depiction of nature is precisely what has given us a pure and honest opportunity to put our own emotions into how we experience landscapes.