Originally from North London, Andrew Cotton received his art education at the prestigious Central St. Martins School of Art in Holborn, London.
Highlighted by an edgy style that spans a diverse repertoire of contemporary portraits, urban landscapes, and abstract explorations, Cotton’s artwork also exudes an authenticity that dates back generations. Cotton’s father and grandfather owned a printing company in East London, doing printing and design work for large retail and clothing stores. Cotton grew up learning first-hand the techniques of block, offset, silkscreen, and commercial printing processes, and pulls direct inspiration from those early formative years through his own use of wheat pasting, paper collage, and large-scale Xerox prints.

Being a teenager in East London during the graffiti boom, Cotton was immediately drawn to the pioneers of the UK graffiti scene. But wishing to develop his career as an international artist, he found himself residing in New York City at the early age of 24. Here he found inspiration in the DIY aesthetic of the street art market.

Cotton’s signature raw aesthetic gained notoriety in the art circles of East Hampton. Working in contemporary portraiture, abstract painting and text driven proses, his visual vocabulary continues to expand.
His work is now found in galleries throughout the US, as well as luxury hotels, corporate headquarters, and private residences. Additionally, Cotton’s art is regularly showcased at a variety of international art fairs.