Andrew Cotton
 

Born in the American midwest and raised in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, i grew up surrounded by art and immersed in the artistic process.

I was fortunate to be able to earn a degree with honors from Harvard College, a master’s degree from Oxford University in England, and study art as process at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Beginning studio work in New York in 1997, my paintings moved from being "street pop" inspirations from my heroes Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring to linear colorfield abstractions inspired by the works of Ellsworth Kelly, Jasper Johns, Morris Louis, Piet Mondrian, and Barnett Newman.

With my first solo show with Hoerle-Guggenheim Contemporary in New York, I've added a couple new directions while continuing the colorfield work, with the Market Makers series in September of 2015 and the Fashion>>Forward series in February of 2016, inspired by the pop-appropriation and vignette-crafting work of Cindy Sherman, David LaChapelle, Richard Prince, Andy Warhol, and Barbara Kruger. I have also begun a new series of works in bronze and precious metals.

My photographs are efforts to capture some of the natural beauty of life and living around me, inspired by the brilliant work of Ansel Adams and Robert Doisneau, and some of the fantasy, as inspired by David LaChapelle, and my sculptures are inspired by Marcel Duchamp's ironic ready-made's and Pablo Picasso's playful constructions.