Garry Fabian Miller : Abstract
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Garry Fabian Miller’s increasing interest in light and time led him to abandon the camera in 1984 and to focus exclusively on making camera-less photographs. Miller’s abstract images are created in the darkroom where he passes the light from the enlarger through translucent objects, coloured glass or liquids onto the light-sensitive paper. Fabian Miller’s dye-destruction process is characterised by long exposures that often last between one and fifteen hours, challenging the photographic norm of exposures that last for a fraction of a second. The result of this process is a controlled, colour-saturated body of work.
In Miller’s works light, time and colour become both medium and subject in his work. These themes are deeply rooted in Fabian Miller’s sense of place as a rural artist and his connection to nature. Walking the surrounding landscape of his Dartmoor studio, absorbing his surroundings before entering the darkroom to begin image-making. The artist becomes the camera, using a language of colour and form developed over 40 years.
Garry Fabian Miller, Already It had Changed, 2015
Light, Water, Lambda C-print from dye destruction print. Art Size: 37.5 x 48 inches - Frame size: 46 x 56.5 inches
“The pictures I make are of something as yet unseen, which may only exist on the paper surface, or subsequently may be found in the world. I am seeking a state of mind which lifts the spirit, gives strength and a moment of clarity.”
Garry Fabian Miller, The night drift, 2011-2018
Light, Water, Lambda C-Print from Dye Destruction Print. Art size: 50 x 60 inches - Frame size: 58 x 68 inches
Garry Fabian Miller, In Blake’s Room, 1999-2015
Light, Water, Lambda C-print from dye destruction print. Art size: 38.9 x 48 inches - Frame size: 47.5 x 56.5 inches
Already It had Changed, 2015
The night drift, 2009-2019
In Blake's Room, 1999/2015
Garry Fabian Miller and Dovecot Tapestry Studio
‘I intervene between the light and the paper to enable the range of different images to exist.’