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Holly Miller Art

HOLLY MILLER (USA, B. 1958)

Holly Miller is an American abstract artist, whose paintings strive to merge the optical with the tactile through the language of abstraction. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Communication through the touch (body language) has inspired her tactile abstract paintings. Miller's palette echoes the tones and hues of Italian industrial design from the 60s and 70s, while her shapes recall architecture and urban structures. Her work has a huge affinity to Fontana's physical approach to his paintings and Burri's tactile manipulation of the painting's surface. Ellsworth Kelly's bold shapes and colors have resonated with her on a purely optical level. Agnes Martin’s subtle, quiet, repetitive drawn lines, Fred Sandback’s strong architectural, minimal fiber lines drawn in space, Eva Hesse’s emotionally loaded structured webs, Richard Tuttle’s quirky and fresh drawings and humble objects, Bridget Riley's dynamic, optical compositions have left a deep impression on Miller, inspiring her to carve out her own voice in Abstraction. By combining repeated threaded lines with geometric shapes of color, her work conveys many dichotomies: reductive painting and craft, illusion and material, warm and cool, absence and presence, masculine and feminine, bold and subtle, perfection and imperfection. The paintings have a physicality that is described through the monochromatic brush strokes and the punctured holes of the drawn lines that pierce the surface of the canvas, yet from a distance, they appear to be flat and suggest a fine line drawing. As one approaches the paintings an element of surprise is revealed and one is inspired to look closer and question the original assumption or expectation.

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The Times
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, plastic bags and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a...
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2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

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Canvas, Thread, Plastic, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Sunny 26°
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tra...
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2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Partly cloudy 39°
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tra...
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2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Thread, Acrylic, Graphite, Canvas

Cloudy 41°
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tra...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Bend 14
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

The Times
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, plastic bags and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Plastic, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Snow 29°
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tra...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Sunny 26°
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tra...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Shield #2
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, plastic bags and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Plastic, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Partly cloudy 39°
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tra...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Partly cloudy 44°
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tra...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Mostly cloudy 27°
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tra...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Thread, Acrylic, Graphite, Canvas

Cloudy 34°
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tra...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Cloudy 41°
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tra...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Celestial
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, plastic bags and thread on linen - Unframed. The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a ...
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2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

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Linen, Thread, Plastic, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Nuvola- abstract painting, mixed media,with plastic bags, acrylic on linen
By Holly Miller
Located in Ketchum, ID
Holly Miller utilizes unconventional and often cast aside materials to create painting that are architectural in nature. This painting incorporates plastic bags, thread, and acrylic ...
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2010s Holly Miller Art

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Linen, Thread, Plastic, Acrylic

Snap 8
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a transparency i...
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Early 2000s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Bend 12
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
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2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Acrylic, Graphite, Canvas, Thread

Soothe 1
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
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2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Thread, Acrylic, Graphite, Canvas

Crash 2
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
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2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Tease 3
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a transparency i...
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2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Shift 3
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Acrylic, Graphite, Canvas, Thread

Bend 2
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Hover 2
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Tease 4
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a transparency i...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Crash 1
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Wish 8
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Bulge 14
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a transparency i...
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Early 2000s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Twist 2
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
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2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Blue Water Dots
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Watercolour and thread on paper - Unframed This work on paper is made with thread and watercolor. It is a “drawing” of color with a brush, line with a needle and thread and patter...
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Early 2000s Abstract Holly Miller Art

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Thread, Paper, Watercolor

Bend 14
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Abstract Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Shout 2
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
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2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Rise 3
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Wish 7
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Graphite, Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

Bend 19
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Hover 5
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic, graphite and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a tran...
Category

2010s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic, Graphite

Bulge 24
By Holly Miller
Located in London, GB
Acrylic and thread on canvas - Unframed The threaded lines suggest a physical barrier that interrupts the shapes and stops them from connecting and at the same time a transparency i...
Category

Early 2000s Minimalist Holly Miller Art

Materials

Canvas, Thread, Acrylic

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