Here at CITRUSRAP.COM, we give you guys the goods on who’s hot & who’s popping. To make it more enlightening for you, we introduce to you our new series: “GemTalk” We will be interviewing some of the loveliest women in Florida making major moves and blessing us with their work. “GemTalk” is all about creating a platform where women can speak about their true passions and what they do for our culture. Up next, is visual artist & creative director Milli Misa who embodies the concept of art through shapes, seductive installions & many more. Read below how Milli & I talked about her clothing line, meaning behind her art & latest showcase “Lust Yourself”.
Milli Misa in this bitch. I’m 20 something and sassy.
How and at what age did you get into art?
Since birth I knew what my color scheme was. I’ve always enjoyed art, in class, at home, everything I did had to involve arts n crafts.
What is your favorite medium?
Hmm. That’s hard. I honestly don’t have a “favorite” but, I really love acrylic. Pen sketches are my favorite too.
Definitely put on some good music on, burn some incense. Pick out the colors I’m going to use on the piece, it’s like meditating.
Which artist, album or single are you currently listening to at the moment?
Tame Impala’s Currents, Archy Marshall’s A new Place 2 Drown, and anything jazz.
As a visual artist, what do you look for in a muse?
Mainly the way this person/object makes me feel. Color as well. Geometric shapes are shown in a lot throughout your work, is this your signature or is their meaning behind it? It’s a staple signature for this time period in my life. It might stay, it might go.
In the future I would to create sculptures for parks, or cities. I just want to travel with my art. Direct films, music videos, and creative direct photoshoots. I just want to be creative forever.
What projects have you worked on as a Creative Director?
I’ve helped out with some photoshoots, shot some of my own, created a couple of Snapchat short films. Also, working on a short film, and some other secret things!
At Cinq, you showcased your recent installation “Lust Yourself” and it was amazing. What was the concept behind it?
Thank you! I wanted to show another aspect of art that I love doing, which is the art of tying someone up. I perform a live demonstration of me tying up my art piece, which is really technically a piece of me. “Lust Yourself” is really feeling yourself, like desire you and your self being.
Yes! Actually working on a website for it at the moment so I can handle business a little better. About 8 months ago, I stopped labeling my clothing line under Colori Alterati, and rebranded to my artist name MilliMisa.
If you had collaborate with any artist art wise, who would it be and why?
Oh man, probably Anny Wang. I LOVE her use of color, and space. She does a lot of 3D digital art which is something I’m really interested in learning. Also Winn Smith, I could definitely see us collaborating.
Consistency, to be honest. I feel like I put a lot of emotion into each piece of art I do. So when I put out a couple new art I feel like it takes a lot out of me. So I like to take breaks to gather myself mentally. I’m constantly sketching ideas, and writing down ideas for art shows though. Always busy in the brain.
What would you be if you weren’t doing this?
For every artist out there who’s trying to break out into the art scene, what would you tell them?
Do it because you love it.