Dan  Miller
Nationality :
Age :
61 y.o.
Residing :
United States
Dan Miller
Drawing, Mixed technique, Painting
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Starting at 3 200 €
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Coconut ice cream *

Dan Miller

Introducing Dan Miller

Dan Miller, exclusive of the Art Traffik selection. Artwork(s) for resale.


Excerpt from his biography  : (source Outsiderartfair)

Dan Miller was born in California’s Castro Valley in 1961. Diagnosed with autism, he has been an active participant in the Creative Growth Art Center, located in Oakland, California, for more than 15 years. A seminal workshop for people with a range of disabilities, Creative Growth fosters creative expression within populations traditionally denied access to artmaking tools and facilities, without imposing therapeutic or instructional agendas. 

Miller’s everyday use of language is non-normative and extremely limited, yet his artwork brilliantly employs linguistic and mathematical notation as tools of inquiry and as artistic media. His drawings are comprised of words and numbers written over each other so that they are no longer legible, even while retaining the mystery and power of their embedded presence. Miller does not write words and numbers on top of each other to create a work of abstraction—on the contrary, he conjures abstract compositions through a very intense linguistic exploration of objects, places, or people. Focusing his interest on an object as simple as a lightbulb or light or a book, the artist will draw an image, words, and numbers related to this object repeatedly, until the concrete shapes, sequences, and clashes of words and numbers take over. 

Working primarily with pencil, pen, and felt-tip pen on paper, Miller also uses paint, varying his palette to add texture to his already explosive sensibility. Layered elements appear to be in a constant flux: emerging into view while being scratched out of existence. Simultaneously poetic and artistic, expressive and conceptual, his work renders distinctions between such categories meaningless. An Outsider who continues to gain international attention in both artistic and literary worlds, Miller’s unprecedented work, according to Bay-Area poet Kevin Killian, “achieves a clattering poetry of infinite discrimination.”

* Creative Growth team leader Tom Di Maria recalls a funny encounter from a successful show. “A year ago he had a big show in New York. I came back and told Dan ‘your show went really well, people like your work, and so on.” He says: ‘coconut ice cream.’ I told him: ‘We don’t have any coconut ice cream’ and then he says ‘go get some!’ I’ve never heard him say that in his life. He understood that something good had happened and that his reward was going to be coconut ice cream - so go get some!”  



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