From an early age, Hoffmann admired the Dutch Masters of the 19th century, van Gogh, Kandinsky, Picasso, Braque and many more who inspired his consequent disciplined and rigorous approach to form. Hoffman began his painting career by extensively exploring the figurative expression of a brushstroke. He quickly found his way to non-figurative painting heavily influenced by constructivism. Hoffmann's painted work contains large chromatic stripes, sometimes coloured and often vertical, all relying on the impact of colour to help translate their volume within an open environment. His conceptual design and minimalist attitude offer a clean and crisp post-modern take on well-composed abstract art.