ALO’s ‘Exit From Aden’ Solo Exhibition At The Saatchi Gallery

It’s taken us a while to share our visit from the opening night of Alo’s fantastic solo exhibition ‘Exit From Aden’ currently on show at the Saatchi Gallery, marking Alo’s second exhibition in London, with his first being in 2011 also at the Saatchi Gallery. In this show Italian born, but London based, artist Alo presents a breadth of works executed across canvas, wood, cardboard and paper and all featuring his own brand of urban expressionist abstract portraiture based on subjects including real people Alo observes on the streets, people from the media as well as mythical creatures and their role in society or stories. Very much an impressive show with a body of works demonstrating a range that is very much Alo but additionally presenting an interesting departure from the works we see from Alo on our trips around the East End.

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The show runs until April 10th, so if you are London bound and haven’t already, be sure to head along to check out this impressive exhibition. If you aren’t London based we hope you enjoy the images below.

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‘Untitled’ – Mixed Media on Small Canvas.

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‘Purple Lady’ – Mixed Media on Small Canvas.

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‘Man + Cigarette’ – Mixed Media on Small Canvas.

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‘Portrait of Maria Vittoria’ – Mixed Media on Small Canvas.

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‘Portrait Of A Man’ – Mixed Media on Small Canvas.

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‘Untitled’ – Mixed Media on Small Canvas.

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‘Blanche’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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Detail of ‘Blanche’.

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‘Circe’ – Mixed Media on Canvas.

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‘A French Gipsy Lady’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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Detail of ‘A French Gipsy Lady’.

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‘Michelle’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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‘Tarots/Death’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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Detail of ‘Tarots/Death’.

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‘Rosa’ – Mixed Media on Canvas.

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‘Mojo Risin’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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‘Portrait’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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‘Medusa’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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‘Maddalena’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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‘Helene’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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‘Untitled’ – Mixed Media on Canvas.

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‘Untitled’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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‘Matilde’ – Mixed Media on Canvas.

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‘Untitled Eleven’ – Mixed Media on Canvas.

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‘Arthur Rimbaud’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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‘Artificial Red’ – Mixed Media on Canvas.

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‘Portrait of Maria Vittoria’ – Mixed Media on Canvas.

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‘Voodoo’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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‘Portrait Of A Woman’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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‘Voodoo Man’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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Detail of ‘Voodoo Man’.

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‘Ordalia’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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‘Untitled’ – Mixed Media on Canvas.

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‘Ave’ – Mixed Media on Small Canvas.

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‘Untitled’ – Mixed Media on Wood Board.

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‘Teschio’ – Mixed Media on Small Canvas.

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‘Drunk Lady’ – Mixed Media on Small Canvas.

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Detail of ‘Drunk Lady’.

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‘Untitled’ – Mixed Media on Small Canvas.

Be sure to check out this superb interview with Alo and review of the exhibition at Inspiring City.

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