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Institute of Modern Art

Shane Cotton

The Hanging Sky

SHANE COTTON, Outlook (White), 2007, Acrylic on linen, 180 x 160 cm. 

Courtesy Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, and Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane.

Shane Cotton is one of New Zealand’s most respected contemporary painters, known for his expansive, finely wrought canvases that explore his dual Maori and European heritage. Cotton first developed his distinctive visual language in the early 1990s, using a pared-back palette of cream, brown and black in his oil paintings, and incorporating an elusive mix of symbols and
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