Milo

Milo

Is an emerging self thought figurative and realist painter? His introductions to art came from the influences of two of his uncles who taught him how to draw at age six. Today, he outlines his great passion for art as reflections of our own self-motivations, outside influences, encounters, beliefs, travels and cultural upbringing.

Milo’s concepts were sourced and discovered from engagements with people and places as he travels. He mixes life and stills to unrelated locations and events with the intention to bring up the level of drama between and among his art subjects. He also likes to illustrate current events and political views. In portraitures, he likes to doddle a painting semblance of a life model or through a photograph using palette knives with the only intent to quickly accommodate his boredom in minutes. He also engages in collaboration as he explains, an unselfish way of sharing credit to other artists while respecting their copyrights through agreement and fees paid. He explains that collaboration is like producing a movie in art and giving credit to where it is due.

Milo techniques are predominantly oil or acrylic on canvas mixing with gels, gesso’s and glazing liquids and finishing it with sand paper before the protective varnishes. His favorite tools are a variety of brushes, pallet knives, droppers, finishing sanders and aiding masking tapes. Milo’s process is a bit tedious since he wants to experiment and discover techniques while painting. He likes to apply a rich level of textures among the mix of mediums and the oils are painted in the darker color tones and it dominates the entire canvas. The marks of brush bristles, fibers, microscopic dirt's are part of Milo’s finished work and these attributes are the fingerprint and DNA of his works.

His philosophy about the future of his art lies among his audience and critics. He believes in the favorite quote of Plato “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”. While Milo are among the millions of aspiring artists around the world who want to define what he wants to accomplish in art, he shares in grin that it will be an impossible dream to become a “Picasso”. His inspirations comes from a social friend Bernard Emmanuel Beneito and while off from painting, he shares a happy 30 years plus of life with wife Margie.

Few of Milo’s Exhibits:
• Jan 23-Feb 21, 2016: Arts of a Community 2016 - Benicia, California, USA • Dec 5-31, 2015: Monterey Bay Artisans 12x12 Open Invitational, Pacific Grove, California, USA • Oct. 03 - 18, 2015: Art Exhibit - Austria • Oct. 23-25, 2015: International Art Fair - Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
Awards and Recognitions:
• Sept 14, 2016 & Nov 22, 201`7: Nominated and recipient of Certificate of Excellence for the 20th and 25th Artavita Online contest. By: Despina Tunberg-Director of Artavita.com - 5533 Cathedral Oaks Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111, USA
• 2015: Monterey Bay Artisans Staff Choice for Honorable Mention, 12x12 Open Invitational Monterey Bay Artisans, Monterey, California
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Portfolio:

Milo's Oil

Metamorphosis “Metamorphosis”

A Rance Boyett colaboration. Original 40"x36"x1.5" oil on canvas. This painting was declared stolen by the artist. The fiasco can be traced back to Milo's participation in the 2015 Austrian exhibits. After the event in Louvre France, Heinz Playner, event organizer from PAKS Gallery, took illegal possession of the paintings. Even after repeated requests, he and his wife, Tanja Playner, refused to return the three paintings. Milo cites this incident as his first taste of betrayal in the arts market. 

Incinirate “Incinirate”

Original concept oil by Milo. A 24"x20"x1.5" canvas. This is the final product after some several mixed up alterations and revisions on this canvas. Underneath this piece as I progress were several layers of concept ideas of paintings that I didn't like over time. Eventually, one day...I decided to just incinerate this by using my palette tool and colors ending up in this rendition.

Lord of Bhutan “Lord of Bhutan”

A collaboration with Manny Libres Librodo. Oil by Milo...40"x36"x1.5" canvas. This is one original concept by one of Manny's protégés'. His interpretation invited a challenge for me to paint this on canvas. It was a struggle to control the color mix but it came out artless and true to the best of my ability at hand.

Viviene Modele “Viviene Modele”

A Rance Boyett colaboration. Original 40"x36"x1.5" oil on canvas. This painting was declared stolen by the artist. The fiasco can be traced back to Milo's participation in the 2015 Austrian exhibits. After the event in Louvre France, Heinz Playner, event organizer from PAKS Gallery, took illegal possession of the paintings. Even after repeated requests, he and his wife, Tanja Playner, refused to return the three paintings. Milo cites this incident as his first taste of betrayal in the arts market. 

Jason Day's Double Bogey@5 “Jason Day's Double Bogey@5”

Original oil by Milo. 40"x36"x1.375" canvas. Shot taken at the recent AT&T ProAm Pebble Beach PGA Tour. Jordan SPieth won this tournament.

A Life of Clay “A Life of Clay”

A Manny Libres Librodo concept. A collaboration oil by Milo. 40"x36"x1.5" canvas

Kharu “Kharu”

A Rance Boyett colaboration. Original 36"x24"x1.375" oil on canvas. This painting was declared stolen by the artist. The fiasco can be traced back to Milo's participation in the 2015 Austrian exhibits. After the event in Louvre France, Heinz Playner, event organizer from PAKS Gallery, took illegal possession of the paintings. Even after repeated requests, he and his wife, Tanja Playner, refused to return the three paintings. Milo cites this incident as his first taste of betrayal in the arts market. 

Dream “Dream”

Original oil by Milo. A 40"x36"x1.375" canvas. Blogged, interpreted in different color versions, swirled paint, sand papered, etc. An experiment of sorts but ended in layered oils and with mixed emotions about the final presentation. Decided to keep this version and take its own path with my audience.

Serenading The Masters “Serenading The Masters”

An original concept created by the artist's during the Barcelona experience. A spanish musician was being prepped to play her cello among the guests and started serenading the audience who were waiting in rest at the lobby of the (MACBA) Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. This became the "Life" on this painting and the "Stills" were found at the the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Two paintngs of the great master Hermen Camarasa titled "Granadina" & "Papallona" complimented the cello player. This became a mix of Life and Still from 2 great places in Barcelona Spain.

Doodles

These are oil canvasses I painted upon transitioning from years of inactivity. I simply practiced and conducted painting sessions to see if I still have the skill to oil images and imaginations on canvas. I found that I need to do more and work harder to bring back the lost skills. Perfection will take a lot of practice time and I have that patience.

Finding Heaven “Finding Heaven”

"Finding Heaven" was conceptualized in my dream sometime the night of June 2016. This is what was left of the memory I could recall about the dream the following morning after. Can you visualize the message? I wonder if this is how we find our way to heaven.

Palettes of Margarita “Palettes of Margarita”

Practicing my pallet tools to see if I can produce a canvas that I want in this style. I felt that the volume of layers added a dimensional value and presence to the beholder. I can't see my own appreciation of the painting until I receive a critique of the work.

Jason Day's Double B “Jason Day's Double B”

Took this picture on Hole 5 of the recent AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, California. Since golf is my favorite sport, I thought it is fun to paint Jason Day and Jordan Spieth together in an oil doodle.

Mi Adorable Esposa “Mi Adorable Esposa”

A mint of appreciation to my adorable wife who has been my guide and inspiration through more than 25 years. She is so fun to be my model when I am in the mood to paint. Another palette version of "Margarita"