Hell ...It’s Only Forever

Hand finished in oil

Harland Miller

Critically acclaimed writer and painter, Harland Miller has established himself across Europe and America. Born in 1964 in Yorkshire, the artist gained his bachelors and masters from Chelsea College of Art.

In 2000 his debut novel ‘Slow down Arthur, Stick to Thirty’ was well received and proceeded Miller’s stint as writer in Residence at the ICA where he programmed many events inspired by his experience in fine art and literature, including a season devoted to Edgar Allen Poe. In 2008 Miller curated a group exhibition entitled ‘You Dig the Tunnel, I’ll Hide the Soil’ across two venues in London; Shoreditch Town Hall and White Cube Hoxton.  

Well known for his satirical approach to the classic 1930s Penguin Book covers, he reworks the originals into humorous, tongue in cheek paintings. While maintaining a nostalgic wear and tear, they have been brought into a new age through Miller’s phrases and texts ranging from the absurd to wistful. He has taken ownership of the design and transitioned it into a series that brings together his fascination of pop art and love of literature.