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BIO

ALO (Aristide Loria)is an Italian artist based in London. He is a painter with a highly recognizable expressionist style. The artist has developed working both outdoors and in the studio. His first urban art works appeared in Italy and then London, Paris and Berlin. The artist describes his style as 'Urban Expressionism'

ALO is a painter who adapted his indoor techniques, mainly brushes and acrylic based, to the outdoor surfaces. The bright palette of mostly primary colours chosen for the backgrounds defines the emotional range of each artwork. ALO’s outdoor pieces are slowly processed; the work is conceived through many phases of preparation of the surface and the details are carefully layered.

ALO’s work can be easily related to the milestones of art history. ALO is influenced by many of the artistic movements born just before World War II all over Europe: from Cubism to Expressionism, mostly french and german.

ALO talks through his art; his canvases and street pieces have an incredible communicative power. His pixelated portraits deliver a strong idea of research for elegance and the deeper human inner side.

ALO tailors striped clothes around his elegant female figures which have the same void eyes à la Demoiselles d’Avignon, but they are also full of life and emotions: sweetness, love, desperation, anger, madness, elegance and dignity. Beautiful stylised women; lost characters in the city corners, looking for life.

ALO spots his subjects in the streets, he metamorphoses them and eventually brings them back to the streets in the form of works of art.


PRESS

Wikipedia (Press Section)



Repubblica.it - Alo. a Londra per dipingere su tela e su strada (Article/Interview)


Inspiring city - "Exit from Aden" solo show at Saatchi gallery


LSD Magazine - "Exit from Aden solo show at Saatchi gallery


London calling - "Exit from Aden" solo show at Saatchi gallery



WideWalls - 10 Favorite Urban art Exhibitions of 2014




Repubblica.it - ALO article




WideWalls - 10 Best Street art Masters from Italy





ArtTribune - Dalle strade a Saatchi, per Alo e` accaduto tutto molto in fretta



Mtv.co.uk - 19 London artists



WideWalls - Hail to the Loser - Saatchi Gallery solo show



WideWalls - 19 Contemporary italian artists you need to know




ArtTribune - Hail to the Loser - Solo show view



WideWalls - Alo bio & info



DesignFaves - Street art portraits descibe individuals from the inside out



Inspiring City - Italian street artsist ALO prepares his solo show at the Saatchi Gallery



Complex - 25 London street artists you need to know



BeExposed - Exhibition "ALO - Hail to the Loser"


Inspiring City - ALO. street art in London


Alternative LDN - Say hello to ALO (Interview)
Kingdom Magazine - Interview



























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