Working on Specular Regeneration
About the Artist
Dylan Cotton, Bachelor of Arts. His practice makes good use of technology at almost every stage, it’s a great tool for the augmentation of his creative output. This is a collaboration that brings a randomness and a level of complexity he says it’s unlikely he’d be able to achieve without the technology. Much of his current research is centered around Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the role it can have in art. Dylan considers it early days, but the technology looks like it will empower artists to deliver extraordinary new inspirations and methods of expression.
Dylan paints with acrylics or oils on canvas, his reaction against minimalism embraces excess with high colour maximalism and broad canvases. His practice draws inspiration from the human achievements he sees now and those he envisages for the future. Dylan describes his work as an ungoverned composite of influences with a glow of Neo-Futurism edging into the foreground. He disassociates himself from political or social narrative; However, he is optimistically drawn to the idea of a bright technology driven future and our safe transition into it.
Artistic Style: Abstract, influenced by Cubism and Surrealism, with more than a hint of futurism ever-present. Architecture and place also play an essential role in augmenting narrative and aesthetic substance.
Short Bio: 1969 Born in Devon, England.
Grows up in a tough working-class area of Plymouth, Southern England. Influenced by the paintings he sees in the city museums and civic buildings, the 7-year-old schoolboy wants to become an artist.
1985 Left school with an Art CSE Grade 1. Tried hard as an artist for several years but could not build enough momentum.
1990 Became interested in computers, graphics and related early software.
1996 – 2004 Co-Founder & Artistic Director: Gamescape Studios LTD. (Ground breaking art & graphics for video games)
2005 – 2021 Sole Trader. Dylan Cotton Artworks: Studios in Bristol & now Cornwall. Multiple galleries and numerous exhibitions, street art, public murals and commercial commissions.
2021 – Onward: There are no limits. “The opportunities that exist to create fresh art are better than ever.”
Falmouth School of Art. Falmouth University. 2016
Degree Gained: Plymouth University Fine Art BA (Hons) 2019
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Rated Artists: Mario Klingemann, Sean Skully, Anna Ridler, Wassily Kandinsky, Howard Hodgkin, Zaha Hadid, Mark Rothko, Vicken Parsons, Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Paul Nash, JMW Turner, Paul Cezanne, Will Cotton, Basil Blackshaw