(Image: Gill Miller, Chain Drive 4, 2012, Spray Acrylic, 36 X 36 X 1-1/2 Inches; © Gill Miller)
Gill Miller (lives in Santa Monica, CA)
For Gill Miller, spray acrylic on canvas is the medium that he uses exclusively. It has a rhythm and poetry that is magical to him. Originally influenced by graffiti, his work has evolved from complex compositions to modernist paintings that make bold, sweeping statements. His current series of paintings are focused on the exploration of the round form and its relationships with the angular, the spatial qualities, and the interplay that result. Round forms are a natural extension of the rhythm and poetry that comes from using the spray, of the spraying motion, and the movement of the arm as it circles around the canvas. This offers less resistance; the movement enhances the freedom that comes with the act, and the art of painting.
Gill began his art career after working in the design field for many years. He discovered that art was his true calling. "I just started painting one day - I hadn't painted in years, and never really very seriously". His education was in design and art; however he took the design route as his career. It just seemed like the more normal thing to do, more like a job. “While I love design, I find art comes from deep within my soul. To me, it’s a more personal and complete form of artistic expression.”
It wasn’t long before he had his first art show, in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA. His art will be the centerpiece of an upcoming short film for AFI,titled Paste.
A native of the Midwest U.S., he has made his home in Los Angeles for the last nine years.
Gill Miller is offering a wide variety of originals and fine art prints in the ArtSlant Salesroom (here).
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