20 September 2011

Grant Miller



Grant Miller
"My work is, at its core, the depiction of a contemporary dialogue. The process of constructing these paintings mirrors the construction of history. Furthermore, it depicts the hectic pace in which we gather and edit information in present society. I start with architectural interiors, symbols, and marks that represent accumulated forms of information, interaction, and memories. Once these marks are laid, there is a continuous reaction to the previous information. I use a combination of structures, and an illustrative and expressive vocabulary that is inherent to painting, as elements to formally define space and express the intersections of a complicated society. Much, if not all of the early information is completely covered, and the viewer is left with a painting that has been continually built upon the previous action or mark, as well as an image that reflects the nuances and complexity of the contemporary society in which we live. The paintings are a reconstruction of a physical history which plays out the layers of the work. In society as in these paintings you can see through to some of the early influences, while some are completely invisible but necessary to the finality of each piece." See more;