Size: 48"W x 48"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2018
Inspired by nature, observations, color theory and dreams. My abstract paintings are all about creating excitement for the viewer through concentrated exploration. Each painting is inspired by nature, travels, or imagination and created to embody immediate impact and lasting power. It is about creating a visual that has never been seen before. I want each painting to engage the viewer through it's own combination of color, motion and dimension. I want the viewer to have a sense of wonderment and curiosity. I want to involve the viewer through searching the variety of textures, dark and light passages and space within the painting. Are the colors connected? Do they hover above the surface, or streak across the surface? My goal in each painting is to urge the viewer to return to the painting and discover new associations with it. I want the viewer and the painting to have a dialog with one another.
Steven Miller has taken thousands of photographs which led to his discovery of the electron microscope. Miller began with producing series of drawings based on different electron photographs. Inspired by these studies he painted his first large format oils on wooden doors. It is from these beginnings that Miller has been continuing his work. Miller is driven towards abstracting images found in news media, digital images, computers, electronic photography and pop culture and distilling this imagery into boldly colored oils on canvas. The work he produces is all about the interplay of color, form and things that appear to be very simple on the surface, but which have a much more complex reality. Steven Miller lives and maintains a studio in New York City and in Litchfield County, CT. He has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Litchfield County, Amsterdam, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Milan, Rome, Berlin and Cologne. Miller received a full scholarship to attend Parsons School Design where he earned an MFA. He is a Vinalhaven Fellow, Drew University Institutional Scholar, Parsons School of Design Scholar, Posey Foundation Fellow and Helena Rubenstein Fellow. Steven Miller’s work is in numerous private and public collections including the Bayly Art Museum, the Savannah College of Art & Design Museum, Chase Manhattan Bank, Standard & Poor’s, Walden International, Hong Kong, Google, Instagram and was recently added to the collection of MOMA. Steven Miller’s work can be viewed at stevenwmiller.com