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About Colin Miller




 

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About the Sculptor:

Colin Miller has been sculpting since 1966, ten years of which he spent living and working in Greece. He lives and works in Blakeney, North Norfolk, England.

He works in bronze, marble, English stone and varying woods, particularly olive wood. Colin Millers work is both figurative and abstract and is characterised by its sensual and tactile qualities, combined with his use of natural elements and forms. Nature, Greek mythology and the phenomenon of Creation are his principal sources of inspiration. He likes to keep his ideas and themes varied with no limitations. The human figure plays an important part in his work, which moves freely from abstraction to representation.

Talking about his work he says: "My aim throughout my work is to evoke a feeling of exploration and participation while visually and emotionally stimulating my audience. Above all, I want to share the pleasure which I experience when creating my sculpture."

In the course of his career as a sculptor, Colin Miller has undertaken many public commissions, and has exhibited internationally. His sculptures, including portrait heads, are also to be found in private collections world-wide.


Statements about Colin Millers work.

“This lithe and tactile work ranges across abstraction and representation, the senses and the spirit, but places prevailing stress on femininity, eroticism and mythology.

The man who has executed several monumental commissions for corporate headquarters in London and East Anglia is also unstinting in the attention he pays to miniaturist detail - never more so than in a tiny wood and marble sculpture of a foetus encased in a womb.

It may be no coincidence that so creative and celebratory a sculptor should be most concerned with themes of creation.”

Eastern Daily Press Nov. 18 1991. Exhibition Bond St. London.


“However varied his subjects may be, in each there is an individual discovery and a technical resourcefulness which marks a truly creative artist. His sculptures are tremendously satisfying and stimulating from both a visual and tactile approach; and each well observed piece a recreation.”

David Sheridan, London 1975.


“I have been following this sculptors work for a number of years now. Miller is an Englishman living on the island of Paros. It seems that there he found the tranquillity he needs, because he turns out work of great sensitivity ... thoughtful works full of both pensiveness and joy. The works in the current show are mainly in olive wood or bronze. It would be hard to find a sculptor as attuned to the special qualities of his wood as Miller is. Every swirl in the wood plays a part in the totality of the sculpture. His works have something very unique and personal about them which is why they are so appealing. Miller is very good on line.

Sensuousness is a quality marking all his work. He can get power into his bronzes too, but as always, the strength is tempered with delicateness and sensitivity. Even in abstract works Miller never departs far from the human form and there are maybe hints of it within these works.?

Harry Livas. Athens News Nov. 25th 1981. British Council Exhibition, Athens 1981.


“Miller has used the translucent Parian marble and native olive wood with remarkable skill and compassion. The abstract sculptures glorify the medium rather than embody a meaning.

The figurative pieces are often sexual - they are not pornographic but intrinsic. The bronze sculptures, polished and unpolished, are as delicate as the wood and marble, and are epitomised by the sensual “Wader” which seduces you into the gallery.

The most powerful and evocative works are those based on the human figure. Here Miller creates with an obvious love of form and beauty, sculpture that is as natural as the materials used.?

Eastern Daily Press Dec. 6th 1985. Norwich Exhibition 1985.