Tom Miller works in sculpture, painting, and video. His ideas on materiality and surface permeates his sculptural work, along with an elegant minimalism, constructed from common building materials such as cement block, plywood, and beams. Amidst the richly worked surfaces there is a subtle sense of tension, as he incorporates elements of instability and ambiguity within his architectural forms. His recent work explores the inherent properties of fences and walls, calling up political associations of barriers, division, separation, and security. His formal architectural language is understated, as are the low-key grays and deep blacks he favors. During his residency at Tamarind Institute, he explored his sculptural ideas in lithography, relying on the broad possibilities of paper and surface for his constructions.
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