University: Falmouth University Graduation Year: 2019
New Blood Art Statement
For centuries, animals have enchanted artists. Ellie Cotton’s tender anthropomorphic imaginings can be found amidst vivid, rich landscapes as well as softer pastel scenes - echoing the spectrum of a human bruise. The vivid butterfly-like woman of, ‘Into Blue Electric.’ has been captured so vividly, that she appears to be part human, part purple emperor. Cotton’s work brings to mind contemporary artist Marlene Dumas, sharing her experiments with perspective, colour palette and focus on the human form.