What a time for painting. There are a group of artists across the world making great works with oils and acrylics, stretching and reimagining what the figurative genre can be. German-based painter Cathrin Hoffmann is one of those artists, bending figures to almost appear like they are distant relatives of humankind, but participating in everyday acts, like eating french fries or smoking a cigarette. The works are a fresh reminder that a new painting movement has emerged with continually exciting potential to evolve. 

 Hoffmann currently has works on display at a duo-solo-show, Virgula Divina, on view through August 31, 2019 at Setareh Gallery in Düsseldorf, Germany. Her paintings are shown along with the distorted and abstract ceramic sculpture works of Anton Alvarez, a Swedish-Chilean artist who is equally evolving the genre he works in.