‘High species’ is an exhibition that brings together a compilation of Milo’s works, selected by the artist after reflection on the exhibition space and influenced by his current insights and art production. The exhibition theme is what Milo calls the “canvas’ species,” where “vision and images interpret the human species, which we believe so powerful. Where is the limit? The intention is to create a window, if only temporarily, where the observer can let go of consciousness and get lost in colours and forms that make the imagination flow, allowing peace and love to enter. It is a deeper level of experience.”
Milo is a self-taught artist who started experimenting with graffiti, lettering, figures and compositions in 1997, while living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He relocated to London in 2001 and has since developed 2D and 3D works for commissions, exhibitions, workshops, illustrations and designs. His work emphasises shapes and colour contrasts, building layer upon layer of textures, through an abstract figurative approach. It relates nature, human behaviour, the mind and its movements and our ways of manifesting in a simplistic way, celebrating the unity of everything and soothing the viewer with flowing, lively compositions.
Mainly working with acrylics and spray paint, nevertheless his pieces can also incorporate metal leaf, inks and collages in very diverse settings, not only canvas, linen, wood and walls, but also metal, porcelain, glass and three dimensional objects.
His work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and Brazil, the latest major project being Elephant Parade London 2010, a charitable public art exhibition where his original piece was purchased at his highest sale price to date. He has also featured in auctions at Dreweatts.