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Accessable Art Portfolio- Will Cotton

In Accessable Art Portfolio on July 26, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Will Cotton, “COTTON CANDY KATY”, 2010, oil on linen, 72 x 84 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Mary Boone Gallery

Will Cotton (Born: 1965 in Melrose, Massachussets, US. Lives and works in New York City. Cotton helds a B.F.A from the Cooper Union. He has also studiet at the New York Academy of Art, the Academié des Beaux Arts in Rouen, France and La Napoule Art Foundation in La Napoule, France. The artist has exhibited internationally and nationally since 1995 and his works can be found in a numerous of Museums and collections.  Will Cotton has recieved the Princesse Grace Foundation award for contemporary art in Monaco).

His earlier works were mainly influenced by pop-icons from the contemporary advertisements. In his later works- on the other hand, the paintings feature scenery of sweets, candy and melting ice cream in which he puts the human object to fit in. It gives an impression of an imaginary world. Often are many of these landscapes populated with nude or nearly nude pin-up style models. The artist shows great scills creating the human body with its setting. The artist himself has described his paintings in this way:

“These paintings are all about a very specific place…………..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.”

Will Cotton, “CONSUMING FOLLY”, 2009-10, oil on linen, 72×96 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Mary Boone Gallery

In 2009, Cotton installed a pop-up french bakery at Partner & Spade in Manhatten, NY. Here the confections and baked goods which he used as references in his art where baked on site and sold. The idea behind the project was to let the audience see how the artist worked surrounded by the aroma of freshly baked sweet. This would make an utterly way to sense or experience his art.

The artist was the Artistic Director for Katy Perry’s muisc video “California Gurls” in 2010. This was bades on the world of Cotton and his paintings. He created original props for the set, with a three-dimensional Candy Land game board where he used real baked goods and sweets.

Will Cotton, “DELICIOUS”, 2008, polystyrene, acrylic polymer, pigment, gypsum, 30x20x20 inches.

Will Cotton “Mona” 2007, oil on paper, 40 x 30 inches.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F57P9C4SAW4&feature=relmfu

For more information, contact:

willcotton1@mac.com

MARY BOONE GALLERY

745 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10151

www.maryboonegallery.com

GALERIE DANIEL TEMPLON

30 rue Beaubourg

75003 Paris, France

www.danieltemplon.com

Jablonka Galerie

Lindenstrasse 19

D-50674 Cologne, Germany

www.jablonkagalerie.com

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Kevin Fey- Gossip Girl Art, Season 1, ep. 12 and 13.

In Gossip Girl Art, Season 1 on July 15, 2011 at 11:26 pm

From the show “Surface as Substance”

Kevin Fey (Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY).

Fey recieved his BFA from The Cooper Union in 2008, and is now a collected artist- but also a table tennis player. He is also known for beeing found of fashion.

Kevin  Fey- from the show “Surface as Substance”

The painting featured on Gossip Girl in ep. 12 and 13, season 1.

http://vimeo.com/4358878

For more information, contact:

kevinfey@gmail.com

Accessable Art Portfolio- Tamara Gonzales

In Accessable Art Portfolio on July 8, 2011 at 10:40 pm

“Stickers” on a billboard in the hood, 2007

Tamara Gonzales (Born: 1959 in Madera, Calefornia. Lives and works  in Brooklyn, NY).

In Gonzales work pop cuture and mythology  meet each other. Many of her works may seem a bit morbid- but also quite funny. She is a great fan of using mixed media which allows her to use different kinds of materials, but also a freedom to adress worlds events in many ways.The artist is very influenced by  the culture in Mexico where she has spent some time- specially during the Day of the Dead festivities. She is also inspired from time spent in India.

Tamara Gonzales,    “Lillith”  , sculpture in mixed media, 27 x 12 in. 2009

Tamara Gonzales, “Bridesmaids” ,collage, acrylic on panel, 16×16 in. 2005.

Tamara Gonzales , “Bridesmaids” , collage, acrylic on panel, 16×16 in.  2005

Tamara Gonzales, “Lamia”,   oil, acrylic, spraypaint on canvas 40 x 48 inches, 2005

Pink spots on crystal,acrylic, sprayprint on paper 23×30 in. 2009

For more information, please contact the artist:

durgatam@gmail.com

Martha Walker- Gossip Girl Art, Season 1, ep. 12 and 13.

In Gossip Girl Art, Season 1 on July 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Martha Walker (Born: 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri. Currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York).

Walker lived in Sweden for three years as a young girl, but moved to Brooklyn where she attended Pratt Institute majoring in drawing and sculpture, 1971-1976. She also attended the institute from 1999- 2001 for a Master in Art Education- with honors.

Martha Walker is a recognized and famous artist, and taken in by the producers of Gossip Girl when she was reffered to by a nother Brooklyn- artist. She was first time featured on the show in season 1, ep. 12 and 13 (in Rufus Humphrey ‘s gallery).  But she has also been shown in later episodes.

 

 

Photo: http://www.marthawalker.net

Martha Walker, “T’Kiyyah” (Sound Of The Shofar), puddled steel 20 inches high, 18 inches wide, 12 inches deep, 2006

 

 

“T’Kiyyah”

Martha Walker, “Hope”, 42 inches high, 18 inches wide, 18 inches deep, puddled steel, 2005

Photo: http://www.marthawalker.net

The sculpture “Hope” is inspired by a quote by Anne Frank:

“It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”

The work was later purchaced by a patron and placed at the Anne Frank Center in New York.

Martha Walker
Sculptruth Studios
168 7th Street 2LBrooklyn
New York 11215
(718) 208-8779