Mysterious Al is an urban contemporary artist from the UK, living and working in Melbourne Australia. He rose to fame in early 2000’s London 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. It’s like a Pixar movie that has two storylines running simultaneously; for children it’s exciting but for adults it’s poignant or emotional
“The team at Can’t Do Tomorrow have offered me an opportunity to do something I’ve never done before. Like my paintings, the piece for the show will have two sides to it. At first glance it’s something of luxury and beauty… But look closer. There’s always something behind the mask.”