Mysterious Al is an urban contemporary artist from the UK, living and working in Melbourne Australia. 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”.

Selected Exhibitions

’Lazarus Style’ - Solo Show, Newcastle UK 2019

‘Blinking Into The Sunlight’ - Solo Show, Melbourne 2019

‘Untold' - Group show, Melbourne 2018

‘Old Haunts’ - Solo Show, London 2017

‘Sweet Release’ - Solo Show, Los Angeles 2016

‘A better view’ - Group Show, Atlanta 2016

‘It’s all love’ - Solo Show, Sydney 2016

‘House of Vans’ - Hong Kong Art Week 2016

‘How to live forever’ Solo Show - Melbourne 2015 



•  Miami Art Basel – Miami 2014

‘Paper Jam’ Group Show, Chicago 2014

‘BOOMKA BOOMKA’ Solo Show, Melbourne 2014

Stolenspace Winter Group Show, London 2013

Tauch 2013 - Bogota, Colombia 2013

Stolenspace ‘VII’ Group Show, London 2013

• ‘World Prints’ Group Show, Tokyo 2013

Stolenspace Summer Show, London 2012

• ‘The Doomsday Papers’ Solo Show, London 2011