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.

NEW ORLEANS 

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Roz LeCompte
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Malak Morgan
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Maddie Stratton
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Vitus Shell Mixed Media / Painting
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Kate Hanrahan Painting
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Connie Kittok Painting
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Lee Morais Painting
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Ella Albrecht Painting
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Painting
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Nicole Ockmond
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Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
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Caroline Youngblood Painting
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Anne Blenker Painting
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Anne Blenker
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Emma Fick Painting
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Emma Fick
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Adam Sambola Painting
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MILAGROS Collective Painting
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Jessie Chappuis Painting
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Jessie Chappuis
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Virginia Candler
Serenity
Anne McLeod Painting
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Anne McLeod
"Maya"
Brett Henderson Painting
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Brett Henderson
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Lyla Clayre
On Days Like This - Abstract
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Katie Kut Painting
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Katie Kut
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
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Michael Eble
Place in The Middle
Emily Pullin Painting
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Envy or Expansion?
Emily Lovejoy Painting
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Emily Lovejoy
Ego - Print
Shelby Little Painting
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Shelby Little
Swamp Creatures
Morgan Allain Painting
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Emotional Fury #2
Donald Fontenot Painting
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Donald Fontenot
Nanny of the Maroons
Danielle Keys Painting
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Danielle Keys
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Toné Lowe Painting
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Toné Lowe
Let’s Have Brunch When This is All Over
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Nancy Lassen
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Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting
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Gabriel Flores
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George Dolgy Painting
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Kat Ryalls Painting
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Kat Ryalls
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John Turner
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Jungle Justice
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Land Before Time II
Leroy Miranda Jr. Painting
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Maggie Jones Boudreaux Painting
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Red Eye
Sean Clark Painting
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Catherine Walker Painting
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"Red Sky at Night" homage to David Gilmour
George McClements Painting
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George McClements
Golden Hour at Queenies
Spencer Schulz Painting
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Spencer Schulz
Backboard for "NOLA has Wiiings"
BE3K . Painting
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BE3K .
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Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
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Ceaux .
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Abstraction
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
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Rebecca Birtel Madura
April Sunrise (Original Oil Painting)
Stephen Rooney Painting
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Stephen Rooney
Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
Thomas Deaton Painting
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Thomas Deaton
Portals to Anywhere
Katie Yaquinto Painting
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Katie Yaquinto
LYRS
Gabrielle Tolliver Painting
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Gabrielle Tolliver
Wildlife
Mary Singleton Painting
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Mary Singleton
Waiter/Waitress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
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Alexandra Kilburn
seen
Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
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Jessica Strahan
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Miro Hoffmann Painting
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Miro Hoffmann
Get the Shot! (Nutria)
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HOUMA
Michael Slage
Reflections 3
Antonio Ferachi Painting
PLAQUEMINE
Antonio Ferachi
May the Path Rise to Meet You
Malaika Favorite Painting
GEISMAR
Malaika Favorite
Soft Serve at the Billy Goat Hole
Saegan Swanson Painting
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Saegan Swanson
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Drew Cooke
Bring Back Louisiana
Leah Morace Painting
ALEXANDRIA
Leah Morace
Saint of Lost Causes
Sean Randall Painting
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Sean Randall
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Daryl D. Johnson Painting
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Daryl D. Johnson
Muddy Waters
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
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Lucille Anderson
Awaken I
Matt Litchliter Mixed Media / Painting
NORTHSHORE
Matt Litchliter
I’ll Have Raspberries, Please.
Cathie Stuckey Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Cathie Stuckey
A New Idea
Carolyn Busenlener Painting
PEARLINGTON
Carolyn Busenlener
Sweetness Overload
Camille Barnes Visionary Design LLC
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Camille Barnes
Summer Time Memories
Cassidy Breaux Painting
Cassidy Breaux
Freezy Pop Time
Max Bernardi Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Max Bernardi
Heron in the Mist Original Painting
Lorin Vieira Painting
BATON ROUGE
Lorin Vieira
Super Sonic
Debbie Boyd Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Debbie Boyd
Bring Back Louisiana
Vergie Banks Painting
LAFAYETTE
Vergie Banks
View from the Levee
Stephanie Reed Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Stephanie Reed
Temperance (XIV)
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Margaux Hymel
'You Know What the Ocean Is?' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
NEW ORLEANS
Heather Bird Harris
La Mer
Charissa Owens Painting
ALEXANDRIA
Charissa Owens
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