We are taking art to a new level at Kimpton Charlotte Square with an exclusive collaboration with world-renowned Scottish artist Stuart McAlpine Miller.
This collaboration features Stuart’s latest series of works ‘Split Personalities, Lost Lives’ and launched in December with a striking installation featuring three intricately layered and lit canvas paintings of Amy Winehouse in our George Street windows.
We are honoured to be adding to the showcase in the future with further installations of previously unpublished works. Visitors and guests will have the opportunity to enjoy this unique in-house gallery experience when we re-open our doors.
About Stuart McAlpine Miller
Born in Ayrshire, Stuart McAlpine Miller graduated in 1990 and was also shortlisted for the Provost Award at Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museums in 1996. He was the artist-in-residence at The Savoy Hotel, London where his collection called ‘A Time for Reflection’ was unveiled in 2012.
He also collaborated with legendary footballer Pele to create a series of paintings to celebrate this sporting icon’s 75th birthday and has enjoyed successful exhibitions with galleries such as Mayfair’s Halycon Gallery, Castle Gallery Fine Art, Connaught Brown, Duncan Miller, Catto Gallery, Kings Road Gallery and Rebecca Hossak Gallery in London, SOTA Gallery in Hong Kong as well as the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery and Ruth O’Hara Gallery in New York.
About ‘Split Personalities, Lost Lives’
McAlpine Miller’s work continues to attract the attention of galleries and collectors across the world. This new residency and collaboration embodies the individuality and bold, playful approach that our Kimpton brand endeavours to convey.
Using subtle tones of paint Stuart McAlpine Miller creates the illusion of transparencies within his works. A reality that is so far-fetched that it becomes a busy blur of objects, which portray the idea of an energy-laden consumer society. He explains the concept behind the Split Personalities/ Lost Lives series:
“This series of works are the end product of both my interest in music and my attempt to reveal the individual behind their artform. Music has for me, like many others, greatly influenced my own approach to my art and the potential it creates from within.
“It has similar suggestive undertones to changes within human behaviour. As we learn to adapt to new situations, we take on a different persona by way of a coping mechanism. Split Personalities reveals the alter ego.”
Commenting on Stuart’s work, Estelle Lovatt, art critic, added:
“All the things that David Hockney can do with an iPad in terms of colour, collaged composition and cut-and-paste layering, McAlpine Miller takes full circle by doing New School in an Old School style all, incredibly, with his oil paints! McAlpine Miller is one of the best artists of our time, painting about our time, in the best way I’ve seen. This is how he is changing the course of Art History – much in the same way that Da Vinci, Monet and Picasso did. The art of tomorrow starts here.
”Walking past our hotel? Make sure to take a look in our George Street windows to see Stuart’s incredible collection.
For more information about Stuart McAlpine Miller or if you are interested in purchasing a limited edition print please visit: www.mcalpinemillereditions.co.uk