Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of painter Matthew Miller. A new painting by Miller is on view at Pocket Utopia, New York through August 29, 2013.
Asked about the black backgrounds in his portraits, Miller comments that "it's similar to a green screen… it could be anything, it's this dense potential… this totally vacant, imaginitive space." He continues: "I want to employ illusionism; I don't want to participate in it necessarily. I want to use it as a feature of my painting… I see them as paintings rather than portraits. They're like images of portraits."