Category Archives: Street Art

Francesco Camillo Giorgino aka “Millo”

Would love to see all the large-scale murals of street artist Francesco Camillo Giorgino aka Millo.  The Italian painter has created murals in the United States, Russia, China, Australia, Thailand, Argentina, Chile, Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Uk, Netherland, Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and of course Italy.  Millo mainly paints his murals in black and white and often incorporates a slight touch of color emphasizing items like flying paper-planes, toys, cassettes, and greenery.  In Orb magazine he says this about his first interaction with art and about his process:

“I was born in Mesagne, a small city in the province of Brindisi in south Italy, where I attended a science high-school before moving to Pescara and graduating in architecture. Mesagne is a very small city, and at that time was very important to be focused on something after going to school, so drawing was my something. I had no other example in my family, and I cannot say why it happened, but it had been like a safe haven to me. Art was at that moment and still is, the only thing that makes me feel happy and satisfied… that’s why at a certain point in my life I could not ignore this feeling, and I start to put all of my efforts into it.”

“I usually realize my works with the help of a crane, first of all, I realize a small sketch of the character with a long pole and a brush at its end, just to place him or her on the wall, then with my brushes I start to draw hand free all the clouds, planes, streets and buildings. From the moment I’m up on the crane usually it’s only me, the wall and the brushes for 5 – 6 days.”

You can follow the artist on his website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Francesco Camillo Giorgino aka Millo.

Okuda San Miguel

Okuda San Miguel is a Spanish painter and sculptor known for his distinctive style of colorful geometric patterns that portray animals, skulls, religious iconography and human figures.  After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid he began to produce works in his studio and also began producing sculptures. He is among the most recognized contemporary urban artists and many of his work are located internationally. On an interview with Design Boom he says this about his work:  

On Inspiration:  “Inspiration comes from artists such as Dali, Ernst, Magritte, Murakami,Jodorowsky or Yayoi Kusama…but thumbs up, always, for El Bosco. There’s no one like him.”

I love artists such as Kris Kuksi, Os Gemeos, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Kaws, Eric Parker, Todd James, Interesni Kazki, Piet Parra, Smithe, Nano4814, Sixe Paredes, Daniel Muñoz, Cleon Peterson, Amandine Urruty…some of these are friends of mine which motivates me to grow up and work harder.

My art also relates to old cultures (wicholes, mayans, incas; from india or africa).

On colors:  “When I paint humans or faces with these multicolored geometric patterns, I try to symbolize all skins and races in one. all colors in one. a multicultural world.”

“I love to mix different patterns with organic forms and greys. in doing so, I try to represent the artificial versus nature.”

The artist can be followed on his website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Okuda San Miguel.


Warsaw-based artist Elżbieta Dymna who goes by the name NeSpoon has gained global recognition for her beautifully delicate lace art murals.  Her lace motifs cover the walls, streets, and public parks found in urban environments.  By using intricate doily patterns, the artist beautifies abandoned and unadorned spaces in unlikely urban jungles, transforming them into stunning works of art.  

Why laces? Because in laces there is an aesthetic code, which is deeply embedded in every culture. In every lace we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony, isn’t that what we all seek for instinctively? 

Why street art? “Because it gives freedom.” 

You can follow the artist on Behance, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of NeSpoon.

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