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Will Cotton - Artists - Spellman Gallery

Still Life, circa 1990's

Will Cotton (born 1965)

From New York City, Will Cotton does oil paintings and chalk drawings, many of them richly colored, large scale compositions of female nude figures that combine formal beauty with devices arousing childish, prurient desires. Some of his female nudes are “sickly sweet settings fashioned from candy and frosted cake, which conjures up childhood dreams of excess”. (Dambrot)

Other subjects are toy-like figures that remind some viewers of work by Jeff Koons. His early work included still-life paintings.

Sources include: Shana Nys Dambrot, Exhibition Review for Modern Painters Magazine, 2006.