Biography

We’re not entirely sure why artist, Zac Hoffman uses the moniker ‘Loser Angeles’, because frankly, if his work is anything to go by, he is certainly no loser.

Hoffman is of course based in Los Angeles, California. The artist intuitively applies a variety of mediums spontaneously featuring common subjects to juxtapose the oddness of the ordinary. A clock in a fruit bowl beside an apple and a wad of cash…

The artist has been quoted, both eloquently and tersely in equal measure, as saying, “I think one of the strangest aspects of modern human life has to be the newfound need to broadcast their personal lives on the internet. The constant surveillance that humans provide each other leaves such little room for imagination.” Thematically, Hoffman’s work is inspired by the absurd and non-sensical, with his narrative creating conceptual challenge for the viewer.

Loser Angeles draws heavy influence from the absurd and creates work that challenges the viewer, or who he prefers to describe as “the participant” to abandon all recognition of meaning. His frequent use of bright and primary colours, bold graphics and text in his work are inspired by the primitive desire to see harmony in discord.

There are parallels in Hoffman’s work reminiscent of Dulk, Okuda and Coco Davez, (all of whom were represented by the gallery in the early stages of their careers) least of all for the obvious vividness that these artists share, but more aptly due to the trajectory of their development.

The artist has exhibited in group shows in the Downtown LA gallery in 2020 and held a residency in the In Heroes We Trust Gallery in 2019 in the same city.

Solo Exhibitions

2021 “Sports” Shit Art Club Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA

2018 “Paradis Welldus” Gotta Have it, Venice, California, USA

 

Group Exhibitions

2020 “Shit Art Show #3” Shit Art Club Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA

2020 “Paradis Welldus” 1700 Naud Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA

2020 “Halloween” Innerspace Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA

2019 “Contemporary Artifacts” The Art Cave, Santa Cruz, California, USA
2019 “Block Party” Mar Vista Group Show, Los Angeles, California, USA

2019 “Funhouse” Counter Culture Arts, Saginaw, Michigan, USA

2019 “Beach Life” Redondo Beach, California, USA

2019 “All-Stars Kung Foo Expo” Vista, California, USA

2018 “Artifesto” Inglewood, California, USA

2018 “Shit Art Show #2” Laguna Beach, California, USA

2018 “Chalk Leg” Mar Vista Art Department, Venice, California, USA

2018 “Grapefruit Seminar” Mar Vista Group Show, Mar Vista, California, USA

2018 “Have A Great Bummer” Amigas Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA

2017 “Shit Art Show #1” Del Rey, Los Angeles, California, USA

2017 “Etnies Skatepark Art Show” Lake Forest, California, USA

2017 “Meat Jesus Reloaded” East Los Angeles, California, USA
2017 “Vagabond Music and Art Festival” Garden Grove Amphitheater, California, USA

2016 “Corporate Business Plan” Innerspace Gallery, Arts District, Los Angeles, California, USA

 

Publications

2021 “Loser Angeles Won’t Play Ball” Monster Children Publications

2020 “Shit Art Club Are Building a Rocket at 1700 Naud” Monster Children Publications

2019 “Seen: Losing is Winning” Left Bank Magazine Article

 

Residency

2020 Residency at 1700 Naud Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA

2019 Residency at In Heroes We Trust Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA

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