“When Your Cup Runneth Over” by Bill Haffner is a large scale, contemporary mixed media painting on canvas. The multi-color image was created with acrylic paint, marker, ink and gesso on canvas. The large scale painting is five feet wide and four feet tall. It’s scale practically engulfs the viewer. In a large or standard room, “When Your Cup Runneth Over” makes a statement. The enigmatic painting features a series of shapes with ambiguous identity and and relationships. Some of the shapes seem to take on biological characteristics while others appear industrial or at least man-made. Bold shades of blues, yellows, green, black, and red seem to trigger the playful side of our psyche. The color is energizing, inviting, intriguing… drawing the viewer into this mysterious world.
This painting is located in Sarasota, Florida. It is not on view at our Chattanooga store. Buyers may pick up the piece in person in Sarasota or have the painting shipped anywhere in the Continental USA. Select shipping preference at check out online.
About the artist:
William (Bill) Haffner is a Conceptual and Abstract Expressionist painter. He has spent nearly a quarter century immersed in the electric local and international art scene as an artist, art gallery director, contemporary fine art dealer and broker.
Haffner has a high level of expertise in 20th century art and has built fine art collections for distinguished clients worldwide.
Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Bill’s early years were steeped in all of the arts – galleries, live theatre, film, jazz and classical music. He credits his appreciation of fine art to the New York School artists, the original founders of the abstract art movement,
His formal education was from the Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, Ohio and ultimately made his way to the West Coast by way of Chicago and the Hawaiian Islands, always in association with his fine art career.
His passion for art from the late 1940s’ to the late1 980s’ has made its way into his work – abstract, graphic, gritty, organic. His layering style captures the true intent of the paint. Paint to canvas is the main axiom for the work. Large open canvas, relational painting with thematic elements is what comprises the work. With a few different painting styles, less is sometimes more and reflected in his canvas representation. Idiographic and ameba like soft shapes also add to his stylized formats, enabling the viewer to sense a feeling of calm.
Bill has left Los Angeles to take up residence in Sarasota Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. Bill’s work can be viewed in exhibit settings across the country.