'Maps For Loners', Solo show currently on at 2SR Art Space, Oxford
William Cotterill (b 1984) is a British multi-disciplinary artist working primarily with oil paint and sculpture. Visual overloads, uncertainty and attempts at control are key themes in his practice. Working with paint for both its illusionistic potential and as a sculptural medium, Cotterill builds up his work in layers, digging into and covering over in a ritualistic manner to explore a language of fragmented symbols and broken narratives.
Cotterill graduated with a BA in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins, where he has since guest lectured on oil painting techniques. Selected group and solo shows include 'Hello, Goodbye' at the Lethaby Gallery, UAL (2011), 'Halcyon' (2011), 'A Tangle of Matter and Ghost' (2012), curated by Jenny Blyth (Saatchi Gallery curator 1990-2002), London Art Fair (2013), Oxford Town Hall (2015), 'Conspiracies' at Lewisham Arthouse (2018), and his exhibition ‘Maps For Loners’ is currently on show at 2SR Art Space, Oxford.