Shane Cotton ONZM (1964-) Shane Cotton was born in Upper Hutt in 1964 of Ngati Rangi, Ngati Hine and Te Uri Taniwha descent. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Canterbury and has become one of New Zealand’s leading and most celebrated contemporary artists.
Cotton's work blends imagery and iconography from traditional and contemporary sources, such as shrunken heads, mokomokai, and native birds such as tui, and European symbols and items. His paintings simultaneously suggest European Old Masters and traditional Maori art, influenced by the Maori figurative traditions that had emerged in New Zealand in the late nineteenth century.
Image Dimensions: 490mm W x 395mm H