Matthew Miller is an artist living and working in Brighton, England.

He creates sculpture and installations for galleries and public locations. His recent work features model representations that describe ambiguous and fragile landscapes.

By combining 'real world' objects with model representations his work describes a realm of shifting perceptions. His installation Presence, 2003, transforms a live video feed of gathering crowds into a representation of cellular activity. Ambiguities of scale, materials and arrangements present a reality cast in doubt, asking amongst other things, what is real? And what is a model? In the series, Model Life, 2000, his urban buildings are like slices cut from a three dimensional map, but at the same time the materials he used – such as unadorned cardboard – assert their own identity in such a way that scale oscillates between the actual and the virtual.

Models propose to fix a reality but what the work of Matthew Miller represents is an exploration of urban consciousness. In recent work, uncertainties resound with objects, manufactured to hover uneasily between worlds like a rock that can be both a landscape feature and a missile in our hand.

The Underground series, 2006 has a political dimension, drawing attention to concealed architecture as a military deception or the result of a security obsession. Shadow Theatre, 2005 explores a landscape of fear that draws upon the traditions of stage illusionism and the architecture of theatre and entertainment. The work consists of a model of the Dubrovka Theatre centre in Moscow, (scene of a 57 hour siege by Chechen rebels in 2002), upon which a play of shadows is projected.