Lot 122 - Alice Miller - Strangers
Oil and Acrylic on watercolour paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Both secretive and sincere, Alice Miller’s small figurative paintings sit somewhere between glowing coals and neon lights. Working directly from phone photographs, she draws parallels between the hedonism of the nighttime social scene and ideas of religion. We edge into the scenes, unsure if we are friend, guest, spectator or voyeur.
BA Fine Art, Loughborough University, 2017-2020
2023: Skin Deep, Studio West Gallery, London; Night Light, Cob Gallery, London; January resident at The Fores Project, London.
2022: A Kind of Human Clothing, Liliya Art Gallery, London; The Waverton Art Prize [finalist], Alice's Oyster Bar & Gallery, London; RBA Rising Stars [finalist], Royal Over-Seas League, London; Works on Paper 4, Blue Shop Cottage [online]
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
‘Strangers’ and ‘A Window To The World Or The World Itself’ offer a tightly cropped, devotional-scale glimpse into an unspecified nocturnal scene. Disembodied hands hint at an awareness of seeing and being seen in these environments. Both postcards are painted with oil over a neon pink acrylic ground, a technique recently introduced in Alice’s work.
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