Miller: Word and image

Harland Miller (Yorkshire, UK, 1964) graduated in fine arts at the Chelsea College of Art & Design and then moved to New York, where he worked and lived for a few years. In 1992 he went back to Europe: first to Berlin (where he started writing), then to Paris and finally back to his homeland England (where he still works as an artist and author nowadays). In his paintings, sculptures, drawings and mixed-media works Harland Miller explores the relationship between word and image. He is examining how we use these to convey and interpret messages. By mixing text and images he adapts a critical attitude towards the common gaps between image and reality.

Literary motives

Harland Miller is most commonly known for his paintings of fictitious Penguin covers. He rendered this iconic series with his own titles, in which he presents a humorous, sardonic, sometimes melancholic turn on classic literary designs. Also, the authorship itself is often a subject Millers art. This can be seen in the series in which he spattered an old typewriter with paint and gave these creations titles like ‘Writing is easy-all you do is feed in a sheet op white A4 paper and stare at it till your forehead bleeds.’

Lionel Gallery & Harland Miller art

Are you attracted by the work of Harland Miller of would you like to add several of his paintings, drawings or sculptures to your existing collection? Then you have come to the right place here at Lionel Gallery. We keep in close and regular contact with the galleries and private collectors who own Harland Miller art, so we are the first to know if paintings, drawings or sculptures appear on the market and we can promptly inform you about a possible purchase. Our gallery is located in a central location on the New Spiegelstraat in Amsterdam. In our gallery we make sure to take the interests of our international clientele at heart and organize changing exhibitions where you can be inspired by astonishing art.

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