contemporary artist graphic design graduate from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Tijuana , Baja California, Mexico .
His passion for art , photography and nature, began in his childhood and it awakened in him a magic eye that sees through all the fine arts and brings to life a fascinating world in each of his works.
Millo is constantly creating and evolving as an artist.
His work is recognized internationally by critics. The New York Times described his work as “ Sublime and spiritual.” The sources of his inspiration are the origins of humanity, seeking to reflect the harmony of man and nature through the powerful beauty of plants , flowers, clay and organic materials that the artist blends with the sensuality of the human figure.
His pieces are poetry to the primal goddess personifying Mother Earth from which arise all the divine races; its philosophy is based on respect for differences. When covered with mud, the skin loses its original color; traits and physical characteristics of a human being. It is the time when the person ceases to be aware of its position in the system it is a part of and begins to act accordingly with this new vision. The human being is not just one more piece, but its raw material is the same as the rest of the pieces. Mear clay molds endowed with life.
Millo builds complex compositions in which painting, sculpture and the play of light and shadows blend together to create subtle and poetic atmospheres. In his images the human being is a metaphor for the fertile land flowing with life; an overflowing life, pulsating heart …
One can say that the naked bodies are blank canvases that the artist alters with clay and pigments, roots, leaves, flowers and fruits. This gives life to his final work, through the masterful handling of light and shadow that give volume and movement to the creation captured through his magic eye stopping time in a unique and unrepeatable moment.
His work goes beyond photography. It is plastic intervention of extreme sophistication which is then captured by the lens. In the constant reinvention of the artist, Millo develops his work making glass mosaics becoming almost a new photographic image in large formats giving the piece a masterful magic.
Currently his “Origins” collection is roaming in countries in Asia, such as Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Taiwan.
His Collection was included in volume eight of the book “International Contemporary Masters”, an annual juried collection featuring the most prominent master artists of the world, and distributed in museums, galleries and the most important libraries in the world; He has been interviewed by the magazine LUXE Interiors + Design US and in December of 2014 by The New York Times, in the Style section.
Miguel Millo is one of the greatest examples of contemporary art in Mexico.
In 2014 he was selected by the government of Mexico for an exhibition of his work in the city of Kuala Lumpur, commemorating the forty years of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and Mexico.
Casa Lamm include his work in the commemorative collection of its twentieth anniversary and the edition of the book Artist Casa Lamm. He has also exhibited at the Museum of the Chancery and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Horizons was on of 36 works to be part of a collection selected by the Tax Administration System (SAT) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) to represent Mexico in a tour during 2015 and 2016. Other cities where his work has been exhibited are: Miami, Los Angeles CA, San Diego CA, Havana, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Taipei, Brazil, Mexico City, Cuernavaca, Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, Chihuahua, Saltillo, Monterrey and Cancun.
His video work is part of the production of the Royal Confidencias tour, Alejandro Fernandez.
His work was also selected by the United Nations Organization and the SRE as an image for the twentieth anniversary of the Convention of Beijing for the rights of women and girls, distributed during 2015 in all embassies and consulates of Mexico around the world.
Millo is very passionate about social work. He has donated his work to support organizations working for the rights of women and abandoned children, indigent adults with mental disabilities and people living with HIV, with the Mexican Foundation for Family Planning, B.C. (Mexfam), the Fellowship Foundation Without Borders and the Mexico Vivo Foundation. His work has participated in three auctions Boxes, Magic Mexfam, at the National Museum of Modern Art.