Paul Zimmerman: You are a Mexican artist with interest in Egyptian and pre-Hispanic art. Why these traditions are important for you?
Judy Milazzo: I have always been fascinated by ancient artwork, it provoked an impact for the first influence on my work. Its very impressive the similarities between the ancient and the contemporary graphics.
PZ: How do you translate your perception of time and history into a contemporary visual language?
JM: The contemporary visual images that I create over the years gave me a perception of modern time to create my own art alphabet.
PZ: What is your artistic process? How do you create your paintings?
JM: The process to treat a new piece of my work is complicated, there endures a secret recipe that took me several years to develop which I have been polishing over time.
A – Thinking of the subject.
B – Determining the item.
C – Transfer the subject.
PZ: Do you have any particular goal in mind when your start a new piece?
JM: My goal would be to create a perfect piece, I always work on a series that becomes a message on my canvas.
PZ: how planned is the configuration of each piece? is there room for spontaneity while you are working?
JM: I plan the configuration of a new piece, working on a subject, and yes I do have spontaneous changes many times, some of them by mistake with a good result.
PZ: Has your practice changed over time?
JM: Yes, my practice changes every time, but always endures in a social fashion.
PZ: Which artists are you most influenced by?
JM: The artists that most influenced my work are, Rufino Tamayo, Jean Michelle Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Wassily Kandinsky.
PZ: How would you define yourself as an artist?
JM: Vision, creation and imagination saturated with colors and contemporary images, my tools to create my own unique world, (Milazzo World).
PZ: What are you working on now?
JM: I have been working on a series called “The Twilight Zone”, for several years, and I’ve done a few paintings relating to the pandemic.
PZ: What do you think your work may provoke discussion about?
JM: The polarization regarding my technique, the pallet of colors and the work been very precise to the last detail.