Will Cotton quotes

  • There's something of a painting of a woman that represents all women - and by extension, all of humanity - that I just find very exciting. It's a nice distillation, I think, of what it means to be alive.
    -- Will Cotton

    #Nice #Mean #Thinking

  • In terms of the class structure that you see so much in European portraiture, I don't think one feels that in America in the 21st century. But we have these other kinds of social structures now, like celebrity, who establish new hierarchies.
    -- Will Cotton

    #Thinking #Class #America

  • As an artist, it's possible to get tired of yourself.
    -- Will Cotton

    #Tired #Artist

  • In a gallery, there's an expectation of high prices and a somewhat elitist atmosphere.
    -- Will Cotton

    #Expectations #Atmosphere #Gallery

  • People's love of sweets and guilty feelings about overindulgence are pretty universal.
    -- Will Cotton

    #Sweet #People #Feelings

  • Smells are so powerful and evocative, sometimes stronger than visual cues.
    -- Will Cotton

    #Powerful #Smell #Stronger

  • The goal of art-making in general is communication.
    -- Will Cotton

    #Art #Communication #Goal

  • When I first started painting candyland imagery, I was looking for the best possible metaphor for everything that is pleasure, desire and insatiability.
    -- Will Cotton

    #Desire #Firsts #Painting

  • Failures in art usually lead to something else interesting.
    -- Will Cotton

    #Art #Interesting

  • I can go to parties all the time and not see people I want to work with, but then sometimes I do, and the way I try to describe it is that I like to refer to art history a lot in my paintings, and there are some people who just have a face that feels like art historical. Like they could be in a Tiepolo painting as a person riding through the sky in a chariot, or she could be in a fashion magazine.
    -- Will Cotton

    #Fashion #Art #People