Barlo is an Italian painter and designer based in Hong Kong. Drawing since childhood, he started painting on walls at the age of 15, and later extended his creative exploration by studying design in Milan and Nottingham. After a brief experience in London he moved to Hong Kong where the quirkiness and energy of the city injected new blood into his artworks. Since then he has chosen “Barlo” as a pseudonym, referring to his home town of Barletta and has established a more personal and mature aesthetic, mixing elements from both western and eastern cultures. Strongly influenced by metaphysics and alchemy his style focuses on mythological creatures, natural elements and playing with the weird and unusual to create work charged with a sense of wonder and nostalgia.