Futebol, 2011 - Steve Miller
About the Work
This x-ray of a soccer ball and a sneaker, which were made by Adidas, the sponsor of the 1998 World Cup, reveals the innards of the objects, rendering their essential elements visually accessible. Building on his practice of painting canvases ...Read More
This x-ray of a soccer ball and a sneaker, which were made by Adidas, the sponsor of the 1998 World Cup, reveals the innards of the objects, rendering their essential elements visually accessible. Building on his practice of painting canvases inspired by x-rays of minuscule particles, this photograph captures a set of objects that immediately can be associated with the feelings of exultation one gets when watching or participating in soccer.Read Less
About the Artist
About Steve Miller
Living and working between the Hamptons and New York since the 1970s, Steve Miller is best known for his paintings, which combine aspects of art ...Read More
Living and working between the Hamptons and New York since the 1970s, Steve Miller is best known for his paintings, which combine aspects of art, science, and technology. From realist painter to installation artist, to "genetic portraitist," to abstract painter, Miller's impulse has been the same: to wrestle with the fundamentals of life through visual media. He says of his own work: "When art and science intersect, it changes the context, beefs up the scale, and alters responses to imagery in unexpected ways. Images of the smallest of things become images you can get lost in. Scientists may not need or necessarily want that kind of scale or distraction. They're making science; they're looking for specific solutions. I'm making art and trying to communicate with a different audience, and scale is just one of the ways I try to do that."
Miller is an artist whose knowledge of visual culture and technology allows him to create works that are both densely intellectual and aesthetically beautiful. Trained by silkscreen printers who worked with Andy Warhol, and inspired by artists like Robert Rauschenberg who boldly mixed imagery in his work, Miller's photographs and paintings are uniquely wrought examinations of the systems that constitute our world.Read Less
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