Using subtle tones of paint, McAlpine Miller creates the illusion of transparencies within his works. A reality that is so far-fetched that it becomes a busy blur of objects which portray the idea of an energy-laden consumer society.
Contrasting themes of cartoons/superheroes, and stylish European models help to illustrate the unrealistic idealism that these celebrated objects present. Objects that we all desire, whereas the reality is as impossible as the existence of the Disney characters and superheroes. These comic references do not only convey such, but the imagery also portrays the unimportance of the celebrated objects. How the subject matter overlaps and fades into each other not only shows forgotten memories and aspirations but also illustrates a feeling of a shallow existence.
Having worked to develop his unique style, McAlpine Miller is now concentrating his attentions on an exciting new series of work as premiered at Memories & Futures, Grosvenor Street, Mayfair in 2010.
2012 presents McAlpine Miller with an exciting residency at The Savoy Hotel. He will be creating a series of eight paintings to feature in their iconic foyer. This is alongside other high-profile commissions in both London and Hong Kong. His work continues to develop.
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.
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