© Steve Miller, 2011, Law Of The Jungle

In this x-ray, the visceral innards of a snake are exposed, uncovering a mouse resting in the lower parts of its tail. The transparent body of the reptile folds and unfolds along its dark vertebrae in harmonious loops until it reaches the small head, thereby forming an elegant and unexpected composition.

Miller is an artist whose knowledge of visual culture and technology allows him to create works that are both densely intellectual and aesthetically beautiful. Trained by silkscreen printers who worked with Andy Warhol, and inspired by artists like Robert Rauschenberg who boldly mixed imagery in his work, Miller’s photographs and paintings are uniquely wrought examinations of the systems that constitute our world. (+)