Mysterious Al is a contemporary artist from London, UK. He rose to fame in the early 2000’s through the explosion of street art, developing a notoriety for his wall paintings, paste-ups and illegal street installations alongside his contemporaries, the Finders Keepers Crew.
Al’s work has changed dramatically from his early beginnings. His latest paintings are based on ancient tribal masks, reimagined in wild contemporary colours. His work is striking and at first glance intimidating. But look closer and you’ll see fragility, vulnerability and pieces that poke fun at man’s psyche and fragile sense of self.
“Although there's a lot of spontaneity and energy in my work, I draw references from a rich history of method, colour and shape. I love that something that seems so immediate and carefree can leave the studio and become treasured, on display, perhaps out-living me. Living forever”. - Mysterious Al