Harland Miller Creates Giant Paintings Inspired by '60s & '70s Design

As part of an ongoing exhibition at White Cube Hong Kong.

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Yorkshire-born artist Harland Miller is widely recognized for his paintings that evoke the vivid compositions found across ’60s-’70s magazine covers, post-war psychology books, and more. Miller has brought a fresh selection of these pieces to White Cube Hong Kong as part of a new exhibition.

Highlights include large-scale paintings with bold letterforms set against multi-toned backdrops. Across these works are neutral-toned sections that display a fictitious title alongside Miller’s own name as the author. “By using his own name as an author within the image, Miller opens up a third space where the artist becomes his own alter-ego,” said the White Cube in a press statement.

Additionally, the artist displays a series of smaller-scale pieces that are covered in paint drips at the gallery. View select works above and then visit White Cube’s official website to learn more.

In other international shows, MADASKI will soon present a solo exhibition at Perrotin Hong Kong that pays homage to iconic Chinese films.

White Cube Hong Kong
50 Connaught Rd Central
Central, Hong Kong

 

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#HarlandMiller’s solo exhibition of new paintings, drawings and prints is now open at #WhiteCube #HongKong. Through a process of formal painterly exploration, fact and fiction become blurred, creating a visual rupture that provokes, questions and draws attention to the inherent possibilities of language within the visual field. This same compositional format is repeated in a new series of delicate and gestural watercolours, also featured in the exhibition, where bold overlaid letters are saturated in thick washes of different colours with the ‘title’ and ‘author’ rendered more precisely, suggesting a potential idea for a future cover, yet to be printed. Image: Harland Miller, White Cube Hong Kong, 31 May – 24 August 2019 © Harland Miller. Photo © White Cube (Kitmin Lee)

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