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. He draws energy from the human achievements he sees now and those he envisages for the future. He describes his work as an ungoverned composite of influences with a glow of Neo-Futurism edging into the foreground. Dylan disassociates himself from political or social narrative; However, he is optimistically drawn to the idea of a brilliant technology driven future and a safe transition into it.
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.
Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth University.
Degree Gained: Plymouth University Fine Art BA (Hons)
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 8-year-old schoolboy wants to become an artist.
Worked as a sign writer and commercial artist, applying marble paint effects in new-build shopping centres and public spaces. Produced many of his early seascape canvases.
Ground breaking art & graphics for video games. Image: 3D Mars Mission 1999
Studios in Bristol & now Cornwall. Multiple galleries and numerous exhibitions, street art, public murals and commercial commissions.
Epilogue Art Show, Royal WY, 2019
Open Studios Cornwall: 2018
Solo Open Studios: 2017, 2016, 2015
Port Issac Art Show: 2012, 2013,2014
LongCross Art Show: 2013, 2014
Bankside Gallery, London SW1. 2009
Grounded Art: Bristol 2008, 2009. 2010
Dylan Cotton working in his studio 2020. 'The opportunities that exist to create fresh art are better than ever.'