Italian artist Francesco Camillo Giorgino, also known as Millo, is known for his large scale black and white murals, featuring rural cities and their imaginative inhabitants. Holding a degree in architecture it is no surprise he perfectly incorporates architectural landscapes into his multi-story paintings. Thirteen of his murals can be seen in Turin, which were created after winning the B. Art competition in 2014. Other works are spread all over the world, from Rome, London, Paris, Luxemburg to Rio de Janeiro. For more images visit his website www.millo.biz.
How would you describe yourself in one sentence? A fast sloth.
How did your art career start? I’ve always drawn since I was a child, it has always been my passion and my urgency. After my architecture studies it became impossible for me to ignore it, that’s why I decided to follow my passion.
Are there any personalities that have contributed to your successful career path?
I’ve read a lot of books, or seen a lot of movies about incredible personalities, but I think that there is always the risk that through the word of the writer or director, their amazing life appear different, so I prefer to feel influenced by people I know as real or even by the music I listen to.
What was your favourite project and why?
My favourite project was The Bart project. It has been a project of urban regeneration of an entire area of Turin, I won the announcement of selection, and I’ve drawn suspended in the sky for two months!
What was the biggest challenge you’ve faced during your career as an artist?
Probably my last work in Turin has been the biggest, 13 massive white walls all for me, to do in a very short time. It was hard work but an amazing possibility.
Quotes and Wisdoms
What’s your personal motto? My personal motto is ”do it”!
How do you define creativity? An unstoppable and unexpected process of the mind with reality.
If you had one advice for someone seeking to live a creative life, what would you tell him? Do it! Always follow your dream, work hard to realize it and good luck!
What do you know now that you wish you knew at 21? That time runs very fast.
Is there anything for which you would be ready to give up your passion for art?
Probably it would be possible, but only if art suddenly stops to be my passion.