Recent murals by Millo
Italian artist Millo recreates the contemporary urban landscape in his murals and artworks, adding symbols, highlighting contrasts and constantly analyzing the relationship between man and the city. His studies in Architecture, the research in the field of painting and the passion for drawing have contributed to his current aesthetic approach, where the geometry of the city, with its tall buildings, the crowded streets and endless highways, leaves no room for humans. In this regard, we notice that the city is rarely colorful, more similar to a labyrinthic prison, an image of captivity, than the playground some of his child-like characters try to build.
Inside this illusive world and overwhelming environment, the soul strives for a moment of peace, of silence and meditation. We see Millo’s characters turn to play as a possible escape, to the identity/ state of the child, who becomes larger than the city life and perhaps freely experiences an awakening phase or at least a short term feeling of happiness and detachment.
Murals for B.ART, Turin, 2014
MAPS, Subsidenze Festival 2014, Ravenna
Mural for Biennale d’arte Angelo Garofalo, Lioni, 2014
All images © Millo