Like the artist himself,
Bill Cooper's intricate canvases boom with
movement and light, at once
brilliant and brooding with color
and intricate, meditative form.
His work has been widely commissioned and the
impetus for public art and
community education projects. Among the many sites of
Cooper's work in Buffalo,
his mural graces the walls
of the historic Colored
Musicians Club Museum in
the Michigan Street African
American Heritage Corridor.
Painting is first and foremost a visual and visceral experience. Composition is
critical to my work. I use it to compel the viewer to stop and contemplate the
illusions I create through the relationships of line, form and color. Usually, I am
symbolically expressing an idea I deeply care about. The meaning may change
with the observer, as each person views the work through the lens of their
own experience. My work is thematically and stylistically a fusion of
my American experience and my African heritage."
and color. . .