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Will Cotton, 1965 | Surrealist painter

American painter🎨 William Cotton is an New York based painter, known for his surreal candy landscapes. His primary subjects are candy and women, often in combination. Will Cotton painted landscapes made out of pastries, melting ice cream, candy, and other tantalizing sweets on female models.
He has a professional oven in his studio and makes all of these himself. Then uses them as models for the paintings.
Cotton was born in Melrose, MA, and earned his BFA from the New York Academy of Art. After graduating in the late 1980s, Cotton portrayed pop icons, such as the Nestlé Quick Bunny in his paintings.







Will Cotton, 1965 - American Surrealist painter

Will Cotton, 1965 - American Surrealist painter

Will Cotton, 1965 - American Surrealist painter

Will Cotton, 1965 - American Surrealist painter

Will Cotton, 1965 - American Surrealist painter

Will Cotton, 1965 - American Surrealist painter

Will Cotton, 1965 - American Surrealist painter

Will Cotton, 1965 - American Surrealist painter

Will Cotton, 1965 - American Surrealist painter


Will Cotton vive e lavora a New York e realizza opere pittoriche che hanno come soggetto principale paesaggi e scenari spesso abitati da figure umane, interamente composti di dolci.
I suoi quadri ritraggono figure e architetture composte di zucchero filato (in inglese, cotton candy), dolciumi e caramello, realizzati a partire da modelli in miniatura costruiti in studio e poi dipinti secondo uno stile fortemente realistico.
Ha studiato in Francia all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Rouen ed è tornato negli Stati Uniti completando i suoi studi presso la Cooper Union e successivamente alla New York Academy of Art.

È rappresentato da:
Mary Boone Gallery, New York;
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado;
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles;
Galerie Daniel Templon, Parigi;
Jablonka Galerie, Colonia.
Le sue opere sono state esposte presso:
il San Francisco Museum of Art, 2000;
il Seattle Art Museum, 2002;
la Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 2004;
l’Hudson River Museum (2007); la Triennale di Milano, 2007;
il Musée Marmottan Monet di Parigi, 2008.
Suoi lavori sono parte delle collezioni del Seattle Art Museum e del Columbus Museum of Art, così come di molte importanti collezioni private.





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