Saatchi Gallery will open Liminal, an exhibition of works by ALO, in one of its main gallery spaces on Wednesday 3 November 2021. The exhibition will be open to the public from 3 November to 5 December 2021 with free admission.
Liminal features over 70 works created over the past three years. Some works were created before the COVID pandemic and held back by the artist for this exhibition. Other works were created during the COVID lockdown periods. Almost all are being shown for the first time.
ALO describes the works as “portraits of persons I know, some are portraits inspired by people I noticed or randomly encountered, and some are a collection of features drawn from different individuals”. One definition of the word liminal is the ‘occupation of a position at a boundary’. ALO circumnavigates London and looks upon everyone for inspiration. The artist observes different cultures living together in the city and identifies common traits bridging this diversity.
ALO featured in solo exhibitions within a project space within the Gallery in 2014 and 2017. Exit from Aden took place in 2017 and Hail to the Loser was presented in 2014. In November 2021 Liminal will be the largest exhibition of works by ALO to date.
ALO is an Italian artist based in London. The painter is highly inspired by the Expressionist style. He works both in the street and in the studio. The artist created his first urban art works in Italy and London and then in Paris and Berlin. ALO describes his style as 'Urban Expressionism'.