Will Cotton

Cotton Candy Clouds Mona, 2005

Will Cotton is an American painter. His work primarily features landscapes composed of sweets, often inhabited by human subjects. Will Cotton lives and works in New York City.

Cotton described his early works in a 2008 interview, saying “My initial impulse to make these paintings really came out of an awareness of the commercial consumer landscape that we live in. Every day we’re bombarded with hundreds, if not thousands of messages designed specifically to incite desire within us.”

“These paintings are all about a very specific place,” says Cotton, “It’s a utopia where all desire is fulfilled all the time, meaning ultimately that there can be no desire, as there is no desire without lack.”

See more at Will Cotton’s official website.

Untitled, 2004
Untitled, 2004
Taffy Forest, 2007
Taffy Forest, 2007
Luilukkerland, 2002
Luilukkerland, 2002
Ice Cream, 2009
Ice Cream, 2009
Dona 2, 2011
Dona 2, 2011
Domino, 2015
Domino, 2015
Cotton Candy Queen, 2012
Cotton Candy Queen, 2012
Cotton Candy Clouds, 2004
Cotton Candy Clouds, 2004
Cotton Candy Cloud Sandra, 2005
Cotton Candy Cloud Sandra, 2005
Consuming Folly, 2009
Consuming Folly, 2009
Coconut Cake, 2013
Coconut Cake, 2013
Chocolate Bath, 2002
Chocolate Bath, 2002
Cake, 2010
Cake, 2010
Beyond the Pleasure Principle, 2014
Beyond the Pleasure Principle, 2014

All artwork © Will Cotton.

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