Black Sun

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 Autumn 2011

Oil, light, lambda c-print from dye destruction print

127 x 183 cm / 50 x 72 " (framed)

 

 

Even in Fabian Miller’s darkest works, illumination finds a way through the occlusion. The light is so strong that it cannot be held back by the darkness. In a recent essay on the artist’s work, writer Adam Nicholson positions him in a long line of English visionaries, mystics and poets. These include John Milton (1608–1674), whose description of the divine from Paradise Lost (1667), ‘Dark with excessive bright’, aptly describes Fabian Miller’s emerging stellar orbs. For Fabian Miller, light is the only tangible thing that can be traced back to the beginnings of creation. It is therefore not a symbol for something else but the very embodiment of creative energy.

 

Shadow Catchers by Martin Barnes, from his essay ‘Illuminations’.

New edition 2012.

Merrell/Victoria and Albert Museum.

 

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Black Sun (detail)

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Autumn 2011

Oil, light, lambda c-print from dye destruction print

127 x 183 cm / 50 x 72 " (framed)

 

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Black Sun

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Autumn 2011

Oil, light, lambda c-print from dye destruction print

127 x 183 cm / 50 x 72 " (framed)

 

 

Installation from the exhibition HOME at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, 29 March - 24 June 2012.

 

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