FIGURATIVE PAINTINGS

Michael Hafftka

Michael Hafftka

1 August –
31 August 2018

We are pleased to present a selection of figurative paintings by Michael Hafftka. Hafftka has said that growing up in the concrete jungle of New York, the human figure was the most natural thing in his environment and so he was drawn to it. His figures originate in his visions and emotional world; they are almost never based on real people, although they may be inspired by real events.

Michael Hafftka is an American artist based in Brooklyn. His works are represented in the permanent collections of several important museums including MoMA, The Met, Brooklyn Museum and others. His poignant paintings speak of the frailties and vices inherent in the human condition. With a dramatic use of color and expressive brush work, his images can be simultaneously breath-taking and confronting.

Michael Hafftka, Undercover, female nude, figurative painting
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Michael Hafftka, Undercover, 2016

Oil on linen, 60" x 48" / 152 x 122 cm.
Cat. No. MH/5718-Undercover
Michael Hafftka, Life Goes On, figurative painting
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Michael Hafftka, Life Goes On, 2015

Oil on linen, 78"x58" / 198 x 147 cm.
Cat. No. MH/5711-LifeGoesOn
Michael Hafftka, Man and Beast, watercolour figurative painting on paper
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Michael Hafftka, Man and Beast, 2016

Watercolour on paper, 42" x 30" / 106.5 x 76 cm.
Cat. No. MH/5805-ManBeast
Michael Hafftka, Man and Elephant, figurative painting
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Michael Hafftka, Man and Elephant, 1997

Oil on linen, 78"x62" / 198 x 157.5 cm.
Cat. No. MH/3915-Man&Elephant
Michael Hafftka, Spare The Rod, figurative painting
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Michael Hafftka, Spare The Rod, 2017

Oil on linen, 16"x12" / 40.5 x 30.5 cm.
Cat. No. MH/5840-SpareTheRod
Michael Hafftka, One Who Doesn't Know How to Ask, oil on copper figurative painting
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Michael Hafftka, One Who Doesn't Know How to Ask, 2014

Oil on copper, 16" x 12" / 40.5 x 30.5 cm.
Cat. No. MH/5399-OneWhoDoesn'tKnow
Michael Hafftka, Into The Realm of The Invisible, watercolour on paper figurative painting
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Michael Hafftka, Into The Realm of The Invisible, 2017

Watercolour, ink and crayon on paper, 30"x22" / 76 x 56 cm.
Cat. No. MH/5863-IntotheRealm
Michael Hafftka, Three, watercolour figurative painting on paper
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Michael Hafftka, Three, 2016

Watercolour on handmade paper, 26" x 20" / 66 x 51 cm.
Cat. No. MH/5738-Three
Michael Hafftka, Tongue Tied, watercolour on paper figurative painting
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Michael Hafftka, Tongue Tied, 2017

Watercolour and ink on paper, 16"x12" / 40.5 x 30.5 cm.
Cat. No. MH/5846-TongueTied
Michael Hafftka, Maternal Instinct, 2018
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Michael Hafftka, Maternal Instinct, 2018

Watercolour, crayon and ink on paper, 30" x 22" / 76 x 56 cm.
Cat. No. MH/5908-MaternalInstinct
Michael Hafftka, Telepathy, watercolour, figurative painting on paper
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Michael Hafftka, Telepathy, 2015

Watercolour on paper, 22"x16" / 56 x 40.5 cm.
Cat. No. MH/5577-Telepathy
Michael Hafftka, Animal Kingdom, watercolour on paper figurative painting
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Michael Hafftka, Animal Kingdom, 2017

Watercolour, crayon and ink on paper, 10.5" x 7.5" / 26.5 x 19 cm.
Cat. No. MH/5931-AnimalKingdom