TRANSPARENT SOCIETY BY MCALPINE MILLER at Hay Hill Gallery 23 Cork St., W1S 3NJ10. Oct - 5. Nov 11 / ended Hay Hill Gallery
10.30am - 6pm at Hay Hill Gallery, 23 Cork St., W1S 3NJ
TRANSPARENT SOCIETY BY MCALPINE MILLER
Hay Hill Gallery is delighted to present the latest collection of Scottish Artist, McAlpine Miller. McAlpine Miller has concentrated his career in London since 1990. His unique style is a culmination of the last 20 years.
Shortlisted for the Provost Award at Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museums in 1996 his work has continued to attract the attention of galleries and collectors across the world.
An extract from an article by Estelle Lovatt in “The Art of England” and “The American”;
“As much an illusionist as a close up painter, McAlpine Miller is a technically brilliant, very imaginative Neo-Figurative Op artist. Painting on two or more planes he takes from two realms. In the background are American Comics and imagery, Walt Disney and Superheroes from Action Comics. Containing that in the foreground are images of stylish, cool supermodels. McAlpine Miller’s craftsmanship is phenomenal, painting with an illustrators precision and watercolourists layering but all in oil paint.” EL
"This new series of works celebrates the culmination of ideas based upon the last 20 years. These paintings concentrate and focus on the fading of one idea into another with distorted images and abstracted thoughts. Based on the notion that we live in a throw away world each painting both suggests and questions the importance of certain celebrated things. Celebrity, Fame, Money and Greed feature as important issues for each of us. These are depicted as both fading memories and future hopes. The comic imagery signifies the unimportance of these things and helps to suggest that they have been manufactured for a temporary audience. Looking more closely the paintings illustrate a feeling of shallow existence. Surrounded by a myriad of colour, shapes and abstractions our lives are exactly the opposite. The ‘LIVING FOR THE MOMENT’ society, which actively encourages human singularism, seems almost unsustainable. Perhaps a return to truer values is the way forward. Certainly with current consumerism and appetite for fame and success, societies will neither progress nor benefit. Take a look…now take a closer look." McAlpine Miller
The exhibition will be taking place at Hay Hill Gallery, 23 Cork St., W1S 3NJ
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