Alex Gallo was born in Milan in 1982. In 2005 he got his Diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. In 2006 he received the Certificate of Recognition of the Etruscan Academy and the Honorary Recognition of the International Academy “Greci-Marino”, Academy of Verbano – Letters, Arts and Sciences.
His artistic and exhibition career began during his academic studies, when he was registered in R.O.d.A.C. (Registro Opere d’Arte Contemporanee – Register of Contemporary Artwork), in painting and sculpture within the art movement: Post-Surrealism and Figurative Symbolism.
At the same time, his visions expanded also into photography, where he earned critics, accolades and exhibitions, at the international level also, developing a personal perception of eroticism and of a spiritual and alchemical psychosexuality.
Publications, editorial projects, books, magazines, interviews, collaborations:
The Etruscan Academy – Cultural Association Art-Rebels (Prof. Carla Marino, professor and founder of the movement “Animism”) – Playboy Italy – GQ Italy – Style – MENSTYLE – DonnaMODERNA – Ziguline – International Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art Publishing house Alba, 2005/2006 – Photographic book Mysterium Dolorosum by Alex Gallo – Editorial Novel Lezioni di Gioia by Vladan Matijević, the first Italian edition whit photographic project and cover by Alex Gallo / Publishing house WhiteFly Press, 2014 – Enquire Magazine – TASTE OF LIFE Magazine, Republic of Moldova – BACANAL BARRANQUILLA Revista, Republic of Cuba – reportage photographic about Slava Polunin and his show «Slava’s SnowShow» Theathre Strehler Milano 22 febrary 2007– Il Giorno – Libero – Corriere della Sera – La Repubblica – Fondazione Passarè, foundation which preserves and valorizes the Primitive Arts – Erotic Notes by a journalist Francesca Mazzucato…
Known for his art which is sacred, introspective, subversive and objectively realistic, symbolic and syncretistic, deeply intrauterine. The Artist is still directed to the photographic and philosophical perspectives which find their precise itinerary towards the symbology and the most arcane esotericism: odinism, runology, runosophy towards the psychocentrist philosophy – “Left Hand Path”.
«I indulge my pleasure in revealing and illuminating the complex and often dark sides of human nature; that’s why I find necessary and inevitable, a violent art, able to distructure the massification, through a diabolic, raw, maddening and provoking photograph. My visions merge the perversion with the purity and the innocence with the apprehension; the iridescent visions, sometimes stuporous and absolutely unpopular, which underline the absurdity of reality and the objectivity in photography. The only thing that is really objective is the expelling of fallacies from my visceral and intrauterine images. I enjoy immortalizing only the truth of the things; in fact, my images turn over emotions and provoke contrasting feelings. For me, there is no unique canon of beauty; my eye finds out the erotic beauty in people, contexts and situations, not accessible to everyone.
“Sacred is the child that resides within the things, our own Genius is sacred.”
When one subject decides to work with me, we try to create a unique experience that completely bares us, my aim is to catch and show in my photos their beauty of the anima and of the animal.»
ALEX GALLO REVOLTMASKED