Mysterious Al's striking, satirical and often morbid artwork has long commanded an underground, yet global
cult following with avid collectors rabid for his latest creations. Known for his iconic gothic eyed creatures,
monsters, mutants and sub-humans... Creatures that inhabit a dark yet playful universe parallel to our own.
One of the first generation of Street-artists; Mysterious Al gained international notoriety alongside D*face for
his part in the infamous ‘Finders Keepers’ illegal art events. In a career spanning almost a decade, Mysterious
Al has exhibited his work in galleries globally, as well as collaborating with some of the worlds most high
StolenSpace is thrilled to present ‘The Doomsday Papers’ the eagerly-awaited debut solo show by Mysterious
Al. This brand new body of work loosely surrounds Mesoamerican Gods, the doomsday calendar, Drum &
Bass, demonic intervention, Graffiti culture, Wicca and the Occult. In mixed media including wood, paint,
newspaper, magazines, torn Bible pages and installation.
“As we prepare to enter what is being described as a new cycle of civilisation, I’ve become increasingly
interested in different cultures and their beliefs, as well as my own thoughts and fears on mortality and fate.
History is constantly being written... From the wonderfully elaborate depictions of Mayan Gods to
mass-market celebrities, cult fiction and present-day witchcraft. What happens if all these humanities mix
together? If these worlds collide?”
About The Artist:
Mysterious Al is a london based artist, illustrator and
designer who creates iconic gothic / pop imagery.
Initially drawing inspiration from illustration icons
such as Jamie Hewlett, James Jarvis and Pete Fowler, as
well as his graffiti and art-school peers, Mysterious Al’s
characters are monsters, mutants and sub-humans...
Creatures that inhabit a dark yet playful universe
parallel to our own. In 2001, alongside friend and
contemporary D*Face, Mysterious Al co-founded the
now world-renowed ‘Finders Keepers Crew’; a
collective of young outsider artists using stickers,
wheat-paste and found objects to create illegal street
installations. The Finders Keepers crew gained
international notoriety and found themselves at the
forefront of a new art movement: ‘Street-art’. Their
widely attended yet illegal pop-up exhibitions formed
an often replicated template for promoting the biggest
art trend in a decade whilst the roster of artists
associated with Finders Keepers went on to become
some of the biggest names in this new movement.
Mysterious Al’s first taste of fame came in 2002 with
the release of ‘Stick ‘em up’, a book showcasing
sticker-related street-art from around the world. More
books, publications and exhibitions followed. Over the
next few years, Mysterious Al would go on to exhibit his
work in galleries across Europe, Asia and America and
collaborate with some of the worlds most high profile
brands and blue-chip companies.
Over recent years, Mysterious Al has gained extensive
experience and bolstered his impeccable credentials
through numerous branded partnerships. His work has
long commanded an underground, yet global cult
following with avid collectors rabid for his latest