Each week, HIYA Gallery looks back on the history of art and more precisely on the history of street art and its associated movements. We try to highlight the pioneers of this movement who have become legends, the mythical works that have left their mark in the history of street art, as well as important cultural events concerning the development of street art and graffiti, such as books rare or cult, exhibitions making reference in the history of the movement, films and other events.
We believe that in order to understand and feel the art of our time, we must constantly learn where it came from and what its roots are. That is why, alongside the representation and promotion of artists, we want to share with you knowledge about the history of street art.
Millo in Heerlen
The HIYA Gallery series places and works legendaries of street art present you a fresco by the Italian muralist Millo and located in Heerlen, the Netherlands. The painting was produced with the support of Heerlen Murals, an organization dedicated to promoting public and street art practices, in Heerlen and around the world.
The fresco is created in the style of Millo's recognizable monochromatic painting and explores the artist's favorite themes of love, loneliness and urban environments. The painting depicts one of Millo's iconic cartoon characters sitting atop the skyscraper and playing with a heart-shaped yo-yo.