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Bill Millett
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Bill Millett

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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Photography, Video
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Glasgow based artist
About my artwork
My work attempts to take the camera out of it usual context and utilise it as a canvas. The work is experimental/ Neues Sehen.

My aim is to take the camera out of its normal context and utilise it as a canvas, on which I paint with light.

The work is subjective a visual meditation, it aims to bring about a process of visual osmosis allowing one to step beyond the horizon. Thus, offering the viewer the opportunity to explore ones own existence.

The images are first sketched then constructed, with out the use of computer manipulation. I begin with a basic theme, that evolves endlessly to wards the conclusion that has no beginning and no end. The paintings are an assemblage of light and colour an ephemeral sculpture captured on camera, like some distant nebula.

My work is influenced by the paintings of Rothko, Kandinsky and the process of existence , which invite the viewer into the work as opposed to pushing the viewer away, they are meditative works.
The images examine our role in the endless journey. In reductionism terms, we are composed of atoms, nevertheless in the context of the Gestalt school of thought the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Therefore, a set of building bricks are irrelevant till they are constructed in to an emerging property, again and again and again, such is the endless journey from deconstruction to reconstruction in whatever shape or form.
Artists I like
Anonymous, Bill Viola, Brian Eno, Gerhard Richter ,Ken Currie, Peter Doig, Edward Steichen, Steiglitz,Derek Jarman, Duchamp ,Kandinsky, Rothko, Ernest Haas, Crewdson,Chris Killip, Sarah Lucas, Michael Wesely
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At 6:17 on February 23, 2011, Neil Howe said…

Hi Bill,

I really enjoy your work, glad to be associated with you on TEA,

cant wait to see the finished product, I will have to save up for the launch party whichever country it may be in , LOL.

cheers Neil

At 21:28 on September 15, 2010, Simon P Laurent said…
Hi Bill,
Thanks for the comment :) It took me a while to create the new works.... very atmospheric works.... soft colors also .... glad you like them.... Will add some more very soon ( but something different ) regards, Simon
At 19:24 on August 31, 2010, Simon P Laurent said…
Hi Bill,
Thanks for the comment... yes, Stieglitz as influence.... probably on the 4 : 30 pm - 5 pm... Not the obvious I think on the other series.
Hope you are doing fine,
Best wishes,
At 16:55 on April 19, 2010, Marie-Chantale Turgeon said…
Thanks for your comment - really inspiring work!
At 6:11 on April 13, 2010, RL Arthur said…
i find these calming, I will look at more. Thanks for having work here, see you on artreview...
At 16:54 on March 27, 2010, Duckett and Jeffreys Gallery said…
Thanks for your friendship Bill - great work. Cheers Stef
At 2:31 on December 7, 2009, Mesha Sendyk said…
Your works are exceptional. Thank you for your interest in my paintings. Best Regards, Mesha Sendyk.
At 23:06 on May 25, 2009, mike hinc said…
Cheers Bill - much appreciated - I hope so too.
At 1:14 on May 22, 2009, David Stern said…
Thanks for your comment, Bill.
At 8:05 on May 20, 2009, Michaela Zimmer said…
Thanks Bill, really like your photos too! Haven't seen the videos yet, but will have a look shortly. Best regards, Michaela


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