In his wonderful new collection, Revelations: A Portrait of Magic, the Scottish artist Stuart McAlpine Miller depicts some of the wizarding world’s most popular characters, including Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Albus Dumbledore, Draco Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange.
A long term hush hush project, inspired by J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels and in conjunction Warner Bros, these highly collectable works were created over a period of six years.
“The art of illusion and magic reveals itself through the unified bond of the three central characters. As we continue to work in unison, we open the doors to an unimagined future, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. A new era lies ahead, as yet unrecognised but already awaiting our arrival.”... Stuart McAlpine Miller
Stuart’s original oil paintings fuse Pop Art with classical influences from Caravaggio and Hieronymus Bosch in a spectral style previously described as ‘supernatural realism’ by the BBC and Radio 2 art critic Estelle Lovatt.
Through his multi-layered portraits Stuart has explored the themes of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter stories. The ‘good versus evil’ motif can be seen in the almost transparent layers of paint. Chiaroscuro – a contrast of light and dark used by the Old Masters – adds an uncanny dimension to his work.
This distortion plays a key part in his work: the layers of text, logos and symbols unfurl around the figures like smoke, with the abstracted imagery suggesting fragmented memories.
These beautifully framed, highly collectable, signed editions are on canvas and are editions of only 75.
LAUNCHING SATURDAY 9TH OCTOBER@ 12PM