Circus Skills
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Circus Skills by Stuart McAlpine Millar


Circus Skills by Stuart McAlpine Miller – Giclee on paper


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Stuart McAlpine Miller

Edition Size



Giclee on Paper

Image Size

23.25″ x 28″

Framed Size

39″ x 44″



Framed/Mounted Option

Framed, Mounted

Product Description

Circus Skills – Stuart McAlpine Miller

Scottish-born artist Stuart McAlpine Miller, a graduate of Glasgow School of Art, displays all the characteristics of his home nation – tenacity, determination and a wry sense of humour.

He freely admits that he has been toiling at the coalface of the art world for the last twenty years and has only recently won the critical recognition he deserves.

In 2012, McAlpine Miller received a momentous accolade, when he was chosen as the artist in residence at The Savoy Hotel. His collection, entitled “A Time For Reflection” hangs in the Thames Foyer, one of the most popular parts of The Savoy where guests enjoy the hotel’s award-winning afternoon tea. As The Savoy’s artist in residence, McAlpine Miller fully immersed himself in the hotel’s rich history, and elements of The Savoy, both past and present, can be seen in the layers of these intricately painted works.

He has also enjoyed successful solo exhibitions with galleries as far flung as New York, and high-profile commissions as far as Hong Kong.

Contrasting themes of cartoons/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 unimportance of the celebrated objects. How the subject matter overlaps and fades into each other not only shows forgotten memories and aspirations but also illustrates a feeling of a shallow existence.

An admirer of traditional Old Masters such as Caravaggio and Bosch, McAlpine Miller nevertheless says he is most influenced by Andy Warhol – following the cult painters ethos that art is ultimately  ‘a throw away thing that has value’.

“Warhol’s views on mass consumerism and the way he translated these into his art is something I really relate to and I hope my art does something similar and stands the test of time” explains McAlpine Miller.