Exclusive Collection from world-renowned artist for The Garden

 

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel has officially taken art to the next level with an exclusive collaboration with the incredible Scottish artist Stuart McApline Miller, and we’re lucky enough to be hosting it in The Garden!

This collaboration features McApline Miller’s latest work ‘Split Personalities, Lost Lives’ that launched in December 2020 with an intricately layered installation featuring three intricately layered and lit canvas paintings of Amy Winehouse in our George Street windows.

We can’t wait for our visitors and guests to enjoy this unique in-house gallery experience now that our doors have reopened.

About Stuart McApline Miller

Stuart is a Ayrshire born artist who graduated in 1990, he was shortlisted for the Provost Award at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in 1996. Stuart was a proud artist in residence at The Savoy Hotel, London where his collection ‘A Time for Reflection’ was unveiled in 2012.

Amongst these incredible achievements Stuart collaborated with many famous faces including legendary footballer Pele to create a series of paintings to celebrate his 75th birthday and has 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 ‘Lost Lives, Split Personalities’

This new collaboration for Stuart embodies the individuality and bold, playful approach that Kimpton Charlotte Square convey.

Subtle tones of paint are used to create the illusion of transparencies within his work. This displays a reality that is so far-fetched that it becomes a busy blur of objects, which create the idea of an energy-laden consumer society. Stuart explains the vision behind the 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.”

Art critic, Estelle Lovatt commented on Stuart’s work:

“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.”

If you’re walking past our hotel be sure to peek into our window at Stuart’s wonderful collection – snap a picture and tag @stuartmcalpinemiller and @kimptoncharlottesquare on Instagram!

For more details on the incredibly talented Stuart McAlpine Miller or if you’d like to purchase your own limited edition print visit his website.