November 2, 2010

Will Cotton

American painter Will Cotton specializes in dreamy fantasy worlds comprised of candy and spun sugar, frequently inhabited by lounging naked girls. The wildly idealized settings - as fairytale impossible as the witch's Gingerbread House in 'Hansel and Gretel' and very reminiscent of that tale minus the attendant threat and wickedness - are rendered in a hyper realistic style and the result is utterly intoxicating. His girls look like angels in some confectionery heaven; perhaps they are the grown-up versions of those children 'nestled all snug in their beds while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads' I remember hearing about every Christmas.

Frosted

Cotton Candy Clouds

Consuming Folly

Candy Stick Forest

Appenine

Sugar Beach