The Zeno Fine Art Publishing House is currently filled with excitement as we anticipate the newly released Stuart McAlpine Miller collection.
After 6 years in the making, the Revelations: A Portrait Of Magic collection is made up of 11 artworks released as limited-edition prints that will be available only for a limited time.
See the full Stuart McAlpine Miller Revelations: A Portrait Of Magic collection, available now for wholesale clients that would like to add this investment-grade artist’s work to their inventory.
Who Is Stuart McAlpine Miller?
As an established contemporary artist with a number of successful global exhibitions under his belt, Stuart McAlpine Miller has a history of exhibiting his work at prestigious galleries and venues worldwide, in multiple major cities.
Stuart has worked with industry-leading brands including the BBC and Virgin, and has also received private commissions from notable patrons throughout his career, one of which was Sir Paul McCartney; who commissioned Stuart to paint his piano that was used throughout his 2004 European tour.
This artist has released several collections to great acclaim, one of the most renowned being ‘A Time For Reflection: The Savoy Suite’ which he was commissioned to paint during his time as artist-in-residence at London’s The Savoy Hotel.
The aforementioned collection is held on permanent exhibition in the iconic Thames Foyer of The Savoy Hotel, London.
In a very poetic manner, Stuart McAlpine Miller painted the artworks for his latest series Revelations: A Portrait Of Magic; in his current art studio which is located in the renovated attic of his home; a charming historic riverside castle in Callander, Scotland.
To learn more, see contemporary artist Stuart McAlpine Miller’s bio.
Stuart McAlpine Miller Collection Spotlight
Revelations: A Portrait Of Magic is a collection created by contemporary artist Stuart McAlpine Miller as means to explore the Wizarding World in an exciting new way, shining a darker light on the traditional narratives of the Harry Potter series and digging deeper into some of the darker themes.
Throughout this series of artworks, the artist has scrutinised and analysed the personalities of some of the iconic characters from the story, determined to portray the light and dark aspects of each character's personality as an immemorial message of good against evil.
The artist has painted each piece in his signature abstracted style, blending spectacular colour palettes, polished portraits and multi-layered imagery that holds the secrets of an underlying narrative.
Stuart McAlpine Miller's objective was to create a collection of artworks that would resonate with adults that had grown up immersed in the Wizarding World, reading the Harry Potter books and watching the movies.
Stuart created the overall language of this artwork to suggest the ambiguity of the possible future.
This piece depicts the three of the Wizarding World’s main characters painted into a kaleidoscopic labyrinth of light and colour, the repetitive triangular forms reinforcing their resolute arrangement as a trio and emphasising the power of three; which is particularly reinforced by the geometry present in the background.
The artist shows how the power of three shines forth, ready to navigate ad overcome any obstacles in their path.
Stuart depicts Hermione in this piece as she develops in maturity and confidence in a manner reminiscent of Botticelli's 'The Birth of Venus'; evident from the clamshell motif behind her and in the title of the artwork.
The bold and unabashed statement, 'I Am Hermione Granger' demonstrates her newly discovered strength, maturity and confidence and propels her to the fore, sure that she has a crucial role to play in the events about to unfold.
In this portrait, the artist has captured the dark and mysterious nature of Professor Severus Snape perfectly and in a way that commands our immediate respect.
His two wands are symbolic of his double-life, and his appearance as the archetypal villain, while in fact being the consummate hero.
The different guises of Harry Potter transparently overlaying Snape’s central figure, make reference to the layers of the character’s personality; Snape fulfilling the role of guardian and protector, despite his cold exterior.
The artist also uses light to create a cross shape behind Snape, this combined with the stylised angular light around his head carries connotations of religious iconography, specifically the ultimate sacrifice, martyrdom.
Despite Draco Malfoy’s glare and stance, the overriding message in this piece is that his true nature is rather more distorted than he may imagine.
The theme of light emanating from his form is used here again to signify that he isn't purely a dark soul, there is more beneath the surface.
At Draco's core; Harry, Hagrid, and Hedwig suggest an inner goodness that isn't immediately apparent, and Stuart's inclusion of "The Sorcerer's Stone" is a typographical reminder of Draco's story.
By using a cold colour palette, the artist has given this painting the impression of a negative photograph, adding to the feeling of distortion.
Amongst the many illusions, reality can also be found, the artist urges us to look there for our truth and more importantly, our future.
In this artwork, we see Harry Potter’s eye deliberately framed to centre the gaze of the viewer. Shining forth from the character’s eyes is omniscience that belies his age.
The layered imagery that is made up of the Hogwarts Express, the Phoenix and the sign for Platform 9 ¾ add a transportive element to the artwork.
There is also an evocative religious theme running throughout the collection that is felt from this piece by the suggested arch of a Gothic stained glass window, framing the character.
In a scene dominated by darkness with the occasional glimmer of light, we see Professor Albus Dumbledore engulfed in a crowded world of memories.
The implied pathways represent a convergence of past and present, a theme central to the relationship between Harry Potter and Professor Dumbledore; whilst the true story of his life is evident from his powerful gaze and confident body language.
The benevolent figure of Professor Dumbledore is depicted in this artwork engulfed in a crowded world of memories.
In this artwork, Stuart uses the motion of the train to reinforce the stance and movement of Bellatrix Lestrange, suggesting an unstoppable momentum.
Like the train, she is set in her tracks, and will not be dissuaded from her course. Her eyes covered in darkness hint at her narrow, myopic view of things.
The chaotic nature of the piece and fragmented composition are suggestive of her disjointed psyche.
'Good against Evil' - a central theme of the collection, is given cleaner typography than the other pieces in this collection to create a stronger message.
In this artwork, Stuart portrays Ronald Weasley as a typical teenage boy. He captures a sense of normality in an otherwise dramatic setting. This painting shows us the character fighting his inner demons so that his innate goodness can triumph.
Stuart has also painted into the background Harry Potter, Hagrid and Hedwig in a negative-like manner, stripped of detailed features to show how Ron feels removed from them and alone in his personal battle.
In doing so, the artist conveys the message that we alone have the power to affect our future.
Harry Potter’s school uniform takes on the guise of armour in this piece, inspired by the sense of safety the school of Hogwarts afford him, preparing him for the upcoming battles and the war that lies ahead.
This piece is another example of how Stuart McAlpine Miller highlights the coexistence of good and evil throughout this collection.
The title is suggestive of a tower of strength and that theme is reinforced by the central composition of the painting.
Harry holds his wand close to his chest and gestures as though it’s a talisman. Symbolic of his birthright and connection to Lord Voldemort, Harry’s wand is both a blessing and a curse.
Hermione's two personalities appear here, shown by her two guises. The two portraits are both complex and beautiful.
The symbols of the rays emanating from underneath suggest her development as she matures and transforms the opinions of those around her.
In 'Reflect,' Stuart invites the viewer to see Hermione as a mirror image. Hermione's face is shaded in Gryffindor house colours on the left, while on the right, we see a Hermione who is no longer defined purely by her academic achievements.
Stuart's abstracted representation of Hermione's growth and development shows her confidence in her own abilities.
The imagery in this artwork is suggestive of an as yet unimagined future for the iconic trio of characters from the Wizarding World.
Undefined but already waiting for its arrival, a new era lies ahead.
The maze of kaleidoscopic colour and light, as well as the geometric tessellation in the background, exemplify the power of three.
This theme is further enforced by the repeated use of triangular patterns that emphasize their resolute configuration as a trio.
Stuart McAlpine Miller Mixed Media Original Artworks
As well as our limited edition art prints from this collection, we have a limited number of mixed media original artworks available too.
This collection of mixed media original artworks has been printed using our museum-quality giclee printing technique and archival inks, they have then been hand-embellished by the artist himself using oil paints; adding different features and characteristics, giving each print a unique finishing touch and authenticity.
Some of these mixed media original artworks have added detailing on the canvas, some have hand-painted frames and in some instances both. Each piece is unique and produced at the artist's discretion, making each artwork totally bespoke and individual.
Would You Like To See These Artworks On Display?
S&P Gallery, one of our affiliate partners is currently hosting a solo exhibition for Stuart McAlpine Miller, with all 11 artworks from the Revelations: A Portrait Of Magic Collection on display.
This exhibition is being held at the S&P Gallery in South Kensington, London; until 27th April 2022.
58 Gloucester Road
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Wholesale Stuart McAlpine Miller Limited Edition Art Prints
As an investment-grade artist with multiple successful global exhibitions and released collections to his name, Stuart McAlpine Miller is an artist whose work is in high demand.
The latest collection from this artist; Revelations: A Portrait Of Magic is now live.
Be sure not to miss out on this enchanting series of investment-worthy artworks, there’s no better time than now to add the art of Stuart McAlpine Miller to your inventory.
A percentage of every artwork from this series that is sold will be directly donated to the Lumos Foundation*, a charity that fights for every child’s right to a family by transforming care systems around the world.
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