Ruan Hoffmann is known for using three-dimensional ceramic surfaces as canvases for his icon-like images. Plates, bowls, tile panels and small sculptures are infused with personal concerns about identity and sexuality, as well as mythical and mystical allusions.
Ruan Hoffmann has attended various residencies around the world including the Thami Mnyele Foundation for African Artists in Amsterdam and was the first South African / African to be awarded a residency at the Zentrum fur Keramik in Berlin 2012/13.
His work is represented in the corporate art collections of Apple (Johannesburg), the South African National Association for the Arts (Cape Town), ZAM Africa magazine (Amsterdam), the Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium and the Spier Contemporary Art collection (Stellenbosch), to name a few.
He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Cape Town Paris and London.