Charles Hoffacker

Artist + Charles Hoffacker

Between two worlds: In one, there is freedom of thought, movement, dress. The other is regimented, military, and censored. I dine between both. Since 2004 I’ve been a policeman. I was a beat cop, narc, homicide detective, sniper and commanded a platoon. But WHO I am is an artist – living with one foot on each side; it makes for a cynical view of society. 

I need you to get uncomfortable and pissed off at my work. A train wreck. All of it is commentary on people. When you see an oil painting of a murder scene, it SHOULD bother you. We are often moved by anger. It rips us out of complacency and forces us to do something other than simply post memes and bitch about how “inappropriate that painting was”. It is inappropriate that it is HAPPENING. It is real, it is raw, and it is only a few blocks away. 

I want you to think about your emotions toward my work. Ultimately, what you get from it is yours alone, but I do have intent. Violence is so common that I have an almost humorous view of it. You knock on enough doors in the middle of the night; see enough toddler’s parents overdose; and hold men’s blood soaked hands, praying with them to a god you do not believe in until the light fades, and it all becomes boring. There is nothing sacred.

An artist’s job is to document his or her time and place. Culture, sex, race, violence, celebration, entitlement. This is New Orleans, and it is now.

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Miro Hoffmann
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Anne McLeod
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Ron Smith Painting
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Connie Stephens-Eaton Painting
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Kristen Albrecht
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Drew Cooke
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Daryl D. Johnson Painting
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Daryl D. Johnson
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Roz LeCompte Painting
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Virginia Candler Painting
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Virginia Candler
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Shelby Little
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Matt Litchliter Mixed Media / Painting
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Matt Litchliter
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Carolyn Busenlener Painting
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Carolyn Busenlener
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Ella Albrecht Painting
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Ella Albrecht
"Large Louisiana Zinnias Abstraction I"
Caroline Youngblood Painting
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Caroline Youngblood
Lunch Drunk Love at Commander's Palace
Spencer Schulz Painting
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Spencer Schulz
Delight
Natalie Acquistapace Painting
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Bring Back Louisiana
Vitus Shell Mixed Media / Painting
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Vitus Shell
The Golden Boat
Lee Morais Painting
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Lee Morais
Consider the Family of a Subgroup
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
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Rebecca Birtel Madura
Orchestra
Tony Hollums Painting
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Tony Hollums
Tylor and His Dog Lemon
Paige DeVries Painting
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Paige DeVries
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Nicole Ockmond Painting
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Nicole Ockmond
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Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
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Ceaux .
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Painting
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Margaux Hymel
Chartres Street View
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
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Lyla Clayre
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Camille Barnes Visionary Design LLC
Painting
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Camille Barnes
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Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
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Queen Hope Parker
Jessie Mae Hemphill "Lowdown"
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
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Lucille Anderson
Geode Magenta III
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
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Lori Sperier
seen
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
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Jessica Strahan
Baby Dolls
Ayodele Owolabi Painting
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Ayodele Owolabi
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Emily Pullin Painting
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Emily Pullin
La Boulangerie
John Turner Painting
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John Turner
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Josie Azuma Painting
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Josie Azuma
Flourish
Charissa Owens Painting
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Charissa Owens
Wildlife
Mary Singleton Painting
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Mary Singleton
Bring Back Louisiana
Leah Morace Painting
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Leah Morace
When the River Can't Wait to Reach the Ocean
Kat Ryalls Painting
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Kat Ryalls
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Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
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Rise Delmar Ochsner
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
LAFAYETTE
Michael Eble
Twilight Azure
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
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Sarah Nelson
For The Love Of Joy
Maggie Jones Boudreaux Painting
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Maggie Jones Boudreaux
Saint of Lost Causes
Sean Randall Painting
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Sean Randall
Rhapsody 2
Sadako Lewis Painting
DIAMONDHEAD
Sadako Lewis
"Congo Square" homage to the Neville Brothers
George McClements Painting
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George McClements
Bayou Diminuendo
Emory Nolan Painting
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Emory Nolan
Envy or Expansion?
Emily Lovejoy Painting
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Emily Lovejoy
Head to Toe
Kris Muntan Painting
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Kris Muntan
I’ll Have Raspberries, Please.
Cathie Stuckey Painting
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Cathie Stuckey
The Source
Sean Clark Painting
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Sean Clark
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Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
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Darlene Langendonk
Land Before Time II
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
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Leroy Miranda Jr.
View from the Levee
Stephanie Reed Painting
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Stephanie Reed
Angels of the savannah
Amzie Adams Painting
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Amzie Adams
Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
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Nurhan Gokturk
Soft Serve at the Billy Goat Hole
Saegan Swanson Painting
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Saegan Swanson
Golden Hour Heron
Lorin Vieira Painting
BATON ROUGE
Lorin Vieira
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
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Jeremy Paten
Super Sonic
Debbie Boyd Painting
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Debbie Boyd
Banana flower 2
Katie Kut Painting
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Katie Kut
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Gabrielle Tolliver Painting
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Gabrielle Tolliver
Glissando
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
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Connor McManus
Here They Come!
Max Bernardi Painting
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Max Bernardi
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Toné Lowe Painting
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Toné Lowe
Jazz In The Quarter
Connie Kittok Painting
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Connie Kittok
Blue Roots 1
Emma Fick Painting
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Emma Fick
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
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Devin De Wulf
Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting
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Gabriel Flores
'You Know What the Ocean Is?' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
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Heather Bird Harris
Givers and Takers
Maddie Stratton Painting
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Maddie Stratton
Lemonade Madame
Rayne Bories Painting
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Rayne Bories
Marsh Island
Jata Craighill Painting
GULF COAST
Jata Craighill
Golden Hour
Anne Blenker Painting
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Anne Blenker
Believer #2
Brent Houzenga Painting
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Brent Houzenga
Pink Cadillac
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
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Cheryl Anne Grace
Bring Back Louisiana
Morgan Allain Painting
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Morgan Allain
Jungle Justice
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
SLIDELL
Patrick Henry
Through The Clouds
Katie Yaquinto Painting
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Katie Yaquinto
Myles Francis at Sundown
Stephen Rooney Painting
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Stephen Rooney
Grey Green Ladder
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
OLD METAIRIE
Julie Silvers
Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
Thomas Deaton Painting
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Thomas Deaton
Ascension Original Framed Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
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Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Fragility- Fine Art Print
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
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Kate Hanrahan
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
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George Dolgy
RedBean the Crawfish for Bring Back Louisiana
Adam Sambola Painting
SLIDELL
Adam Sambola
"Hope"
Brett Henderson Painting
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Brett Henderson
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Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
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Ember Soberman
Waiter/Waitress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
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Alexandra Kilburn
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
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MILAGROS Collective
Reflections 3
Antonio Ferachi Painting
PLAQUEMINE
Antonio Ferachi
Bloom
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
DENHAM SPRINGS
Rachel Rice-Baham
Ascending Trees
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
NEW ORLEANS
Louise Guidry
Get the Shot! (Nutria)
Michael Slage Painting
HOUMA
Michael Slage
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