Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Will Cotton

US painter Will Cotton's work is delightfully delicious.  It evokes childhood memories or fantasies, its fun and wonderfully playful.  However in amongst the pink fluffy cotton candy and the pastel sweets are beautiful nude females in classic poses.  The juxtaposition of the classic and delicious fantasy gives the work a sense of plenty and pleasure.  

Cotton has focused on sweets for more than a decade, painting landscapes densely forested by lollipops and flooded in pudding. When he began to introduce women to the scenes, he cast them as additional ornaments, indulgences, male fantasies of perfection and availability. He populated his juvenile candyland paradise with a succession of delicious, idealized Eves.  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/02/art-review-will-cotton-at-michael-kohn-gallery.html


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