Viv Miller works with painting, drawing and animation, confidently employing both representational and abstract approaches to form her distinct imagery. She draws influences from the natural world and sublime landscapes along with computer graphics and cell animation, with recognisable inflections of Japanese as well as Western traditions.
Recent works range in size and veer from the sparsely detailed to the intricately dense. They variously complement, contrast and act as reversals of each other. These pieces reveal a new development in Miller’s practice, emboldening their hold on patterning, colour and space. Within some works, the cave becomes a central motif, chosen for the way in which it might invite us to view the paintings as spaces of entry or enclave, but also as sites of emptiness. As Miller explains, 'the paintings test out and play with layers of depth, both physically and figuratively.'