Keith Cottingham constructs realist photographs depicting portraits, architectural interiors and still lifes. These subjects, however, have no material existence; they are fictions that blur the distinction between imagination and reality. The process uses an amalgam of digital sculpting, texture painting, physics based 3D rendering along with traditional art making methods such as wax sculpting and drawing. The finished artwork is printed as archival photographic prints.
Keith Cottingham, a contemporary artist based in San Francisco, has been working with computer technology since 1988. His work has been reproduced and exhibited in major exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States, including the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA; Siemens AG, Munich, Germany; Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain; Hayward Gallery, London, England; Stadtische Museen, Heilbronn, Germany and Neue Galerie Graz, Austria. His work is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.