Rinaldo Hopf | Surprise
watercolor, 70 x 100 cm, 2022, the text below is from pierre louis

In this distinct work the acclaimed Berlin-based painter Rinaldo Hopf (*1955) enticingly depicts a voyeuristic fantasy at a sports venue. In the open shower an attractive blond youth is aroused by both his unconfined nakedness and its known potential effect on onlookers. The engaging color set of the tilework adds to the
playfulness of the scene. How the protagonists will relieve the tension in this particular context is left to the outside viewer’s imagination.