Stuart McAlpine Miller graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a BA Honours in Drawing and Painting in 1990. He was also shortlisted for the Provost Award at Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museums in 1996.
Using subtle tones of paint McAlpine Miller creates the illusion of transparencies within his works. A reality that is so far-fetched that it becomes a busy blur of objects which portray the idea of an energy-laden consumer society.
Contrasting themes of cartoon/ superheroes, and stylish European models help to illustrate the unrealistic idealism that these celebrated objects present. Objects that we all desire, whereas the reality is as impossible as the existence of the Disney characters and Superheroes.
These comic references do not only convey such, but the imagery also portrays the insignificance of the celebrated objects. How the subject matter overlaps and fades into each other not only shows forgotten memories and ambitions but also illustrates a feeling of a shallow existence.
His work continues to attract the attention of galleries and collectors from across the world.