In Shadows I Boogie

In Shadows I Boogie
Signed Print

Harland Miller

Etching, 2019
Signed Print Edition of 75

Critical Review

Abstract Expressionism, an art movement which developed in the 1940s and 1950s in America, had a strong influence on the development of Miller’s artistic style and In Shadows I Boogie in one of Miller’s prints that best captures the impact this movement had on his visual style. Abstract Expressionism is characterised by gestural brushstrokes, mark-making and a loose and free style which favours spontaneity over precision. The book cover produced by Miller in this print features many of these stylistic elements.

Abstract Expressionist artists who had a large impact on Miller were Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. This print differs from many of Miller’s other prints that depict book covers as he departs from the simple, Penguin format, to experiment more with colour and technique.