Harland Miller, ‘Overcoming Optimism’, 2014, Print, Screenprint, Lougher Contemporary
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Harland Miller

Overcoming Optimism, 2014

Screenprint
54 3/10 × 43 3/10 in
138 × 110 cm
Edition of 50
.
£15,000 - 20,000
Location
Bristol
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Lougher Contemporary
Bristol

Harland Miller (b. 1964) is a British contemporary artist famed for his series based on Penguin …

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Harland Miller
British, b. 1964
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Writer and artist Harland Miller explores the relationship between words and images—and the process of producing meaning—in his paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media works. Interested in canonical authors like Edgar Allan Poe and Ernest Hemingway and drawing influence from Ed Ruscha, Mark Rothko, Anselm Kiefer, and Robert Rauschenberg, Miller pointedly combines text and images to comment on the frequent disconnect between representation and reality. For one series of paintings, he transformed canvases into satirical Penguin book covers, inventing keenly witty titles—like The Me I Never Knew (2009)—to send up classical literary motifs. The (often torturous) process of writing itself is the subject of another series, in which Miller covers vintage typewriters with splashes of paint, giving the works titles like, Writing is easy—all you do is feed in a sheet of white A4 paper and stare at it till your forehead bleeds (2009).

Harland Miller, ‘Overcoming Optimism’, 2014, Print, Screenprint, Lougher Contemporary
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Lougher Contemporary
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Harland Miller (b. 1964) is a British contemporary artist famed for his series based on Penguin book jackets. Incorporating their familiar color and design, Miller replaces the text with comically absurd or melancholic titles, often reflecting the North East of England where he grew up. With this series, Miller …

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Harland Miller
British, b. 1964
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Writer and artist Harland Miller explores the relationship between words and images—and the process of producing meaning—in his paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media works. Interested in canonical authors like Edgar Allan Poe and Ernest Hemingway and drawing influence from Ed Ruscha, Mark Rothko, Anselm Kiefer, and Robert Rauschenberg, Miller pointedly combines text and images to comment on the frequent disconnect between representation and reality. For one series of paintings, he transformed canvases into satirical Penguin book covers, inventing keenly witty titles—like The Me I Never Knew (2009)—to send up classical literary motifs. The (often torturous) process of writing itself is the subject of another series, in which Miller covers vintage typewriters with splashes of paint, giving the works titles like, Writing is easy—all you do is feed in a sheet of white A4 paper and stare at it till your forehead bleeds (2009).

Harland Miller

Overcoming Optimism, 2014

Screenprint
54 3/10 × 43 3/10 in
138 × 110 cm
Edition of 50
.
£15,000 - 20,000
Location
Bristol
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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