Take an illustrative pinch of Carvaggio and Bosch (or any other Old Master for that matter), sprinkle liberally with Andy Warhol and mix in a hefty dollop of mass consumerism, cartoons and superheroes, and what results (minus any cooking or baking) is a deliciously graphic slab of Stuart McAlpine Miller. Always has been, always will be, and most certainly is as we enter 2018 in the exalted compositional company of the acclaimed contemporary figurative art exponent who always delivers the pictorial goods. Revelling (as ever) in portraying what he considers to be the unrealistic ideals placed on us by modern society, McAlpine Miller employs the blend of themes which continues to serve him so well in recent times as we absorb his very latest visual offering. The hand-signed giclee on board-presented ‘Circus Skills’ frequents the familiar subtle tones of paint which the award-winning practitioner champions so as to create the illusion of transparency, whilst simultaneously projecting the shallow existence he seeks to outwardly convey via his signature works. Limited to just 95 editions from the outset, it’s fair to say we’re bracing ourselves for a deluge of interest in this brand new McAlpine Miller reveal, now it’s being welcomed in the public arena.