Viv Miller works with painting, drawing and animation and confidently employs both representational and abstract approaches to form her distinct imagery. She draws influences from the natural world and sublime landscapes along with computer graphics and cell animation, with recognisable inflections of Japanese, as well as Western traditions. Explaining how much of her recent work has focussed on the sun, she considers it as an omnipresent force which nonetheless cannot be looked at directly. The sun's sublime qualities render it an impossible subject and therefore perfect for Miller's painterly enquiries. Miller also explains that she has attempted to develop ways to represent more ethereal qualities in her work, like air and spaciousness. She makes no claim to having conquered these subjects, but instead allows them to provide a source upon which to develop modes of her own painterly expression.
Press release courtesy Gallery 9.