Michael Hafftka is an American figurative expressionist painter living in NYC. His work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery, Carnegie Museum, Brooklyn Museum and others.
Michael Hafftka is captivated by the emotional reality of human beings. His works are characterized by the believe that realism is inadequate to express some often difficult and contradictory feeling.
“I try to paint truthfully. I feel and render. I let go of the certainty that is in visual perceptions and create from a visceral experience.”