Arno Hoth

About the artist

Namibian painter Arno Hoth (b. 1950) creates digital artworks using new media technology. Born in Windhoek, Namibia, he attended Kunstschule Strahn in Germany from 1974 – 1977.  While living and working in Germany Hoth bought a Wacom tablet which he used as a digital sketchbook for his paintings. The tablet allowed him to work quickly, laying out and experimenting with his ideas for new work. Soon he discovered that the technology provided a wider range of possibilities than working with paint on canvas. 

With his formal training in oil painting, Hoth came to the world of digital painting with a solid grounding in the technical and conceptual aspects of art making. Hoth went beyond using the tablet for sketches and began focussing on digital painting as a medium in its own right. The artist describes his process of painting as a game of “ping pong” and explains that he is in “dialogue” with the artwork. “In the end, it is an endless circle of repetition and invention”. Working with ideas rooted in the surrealistic appreciation for the subconscious. Hoth currently lives and works near Kamanjab in north west Namibia.

Private Collections: Namibia, UK, Sweden