Will Cotton

is an American artist. He studied at Cooper Union New York and at New York Academy of Art. He lives and works in New York City. Cotton starts his process by building maquettes in his New York studio to paint from. These can range from table-top scenery to life-sized sets occupied by models dressed in confectionary costumes that Cotton has created. Constructing these sets allows the artist to see surprising and often unexpected details, enabling him to recreate textures and details in such a way that viewing the works becomes a tactile experience. “Sweetness taken to an extreme degree, as it is in my paintings, becomes cloying, even repulsive and that’s where it gets interesting for me.”

More about Will Cotton and his works here.

will-cotton-03 Dona_2_2011 Croquembouche_2010 Cotton_Candy_Katy_2010 Apennine_2009 Ice_Cream_2009 Consuming_Folly_2009 Ribbon_Candy_2008 Jessica_2007 Candy_Stick_Forest_2005 Cotton_Candy_Clouds_Sandra_and_Rebecca_2006 Cotton_Candy_Sky_Mona_2006 Landfill_2012 Crown_2012 Candy_Cloud_2012 Cotton Candy Queen_2012 Frosting Flowers_2013 Coconut Cake_2013 Amanda_2013

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Hello, I'm Carolin. I'm a designer and concepter. I love space travel, smooth beats, simplicity and Star Wars. I've studied visual communication at Offenbach Academy of Art and Design and arts management at Freie Universität Berlin. Say hi on instagram @carolingoelder

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