statement about the work:

It is customary for Hoskins to work abstractly or nonrepresentationally in conventional media; cotton canvas on wood stretchers, paint, drawing media and paper. He produces paintings, drawings and collages. Usually this is done in cohesive series but occasionally disparate/anomalous pieces are produced.

Attention is focused upon line and edge, the tactile properties of the material, color and spatial relationships, balance or imbalance; any factors, components, consideration or discernment engaged or enacted during the process of visual composition.

Hoskins' work really isn't about anything other than actual painting and drawing. It is not rhetorically dependent or reliant upon “content” as its excuse.  eg: A friend, having observed his work over decades, remarked of it as "in the act of 'capturing' the amorphous".  (Well, maybe...)

There is no intent in mind other than to make Art. Exploration and refinement of aesthetic criteria comprise his motivation.


To suffice: "I just paint'm. I don't explain'm." -the inveterate gist of many painters before him

                                                                   

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Art is too serious to be taken seriously.

Art is art. Everything else is everything else. -Ad Reinhardt

&/or: When one is painting one does not think. -Raphael