Pop Iconology allows us to reference a culture in such a way that visual familiarity, recognition, and acceptance is cemented through relatable imagery. Styles, Movements, Aesthetics are all tools that artist, Andrew Cotton uses in his contemporary street portraits that give us a hybrid model of duality. From splatter-painted Pollock to Graffiti styled Basquiat, Cotton separates his subject in two; part anatomically correct portraiture juxtaposed with the preferred visual nomenclature of such identify. We see a split personality, the outward appearance and the inner (conceptual) appearance – simultaneously of these chosen movie stars, artist, musician, actresses, and celebrities, civic leaders, and poets.
Originally from London, Andrew Cotton now calls South Florida home. His edgy style spans contemporary portraits, urban landscapes, and abstract explorations. As an underground artist in Brooklyn, Cotton's work is now found in galleries throughout the US, luxury hotels, corporate headquarters, and private residences.
Cotton received his art education at the prestigious Central St. Martins School of Art in Holborn, London.
New River Fine Art is proud to be showing the new work by Andrew Cotton.
"Basquiat" | Andrew Cotton | 60 x 48 in | Mixed media | 2021