Dan Miller

Dan Miller’s artwork reflects his perceptions. Letters and words are repeatedly overdrawn, often creating ink layered masses, hovering on the page and built up to the point of obliteration or destruction of the ground. The intuition of color, together with his mastery of the sign, bring to memory Jackson Pollock’s or Cy Twombly’s opera. Born in 1961, in Castro Valley (California) he is suffering from autism disorders and since childhood he has lost touch with reality. In 1988, after school, he starts to attend the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland (California) which provides fertile ground to people with psychological problem. Each work contains the written recording of the artist’s obsession with objects like light bulbs, electrical sockets (which he could see in his uncle’s hardware store), food and the names of cities and people he meets in everyday life. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Dan has been featured in Viva Arte Viva, curated by Christine Macel, at the 57th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale.

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