The Art Hunter Ep 5 – Mysterious Al – NOW LIVE

The Art Hunter Ep 5 – Mysterious Al – NOW LIVE

In this episode of The Art Hunter TV,  David Hunt talks to contemporary artist Mysterious Al who developed one of his styles from ancient tribal masks. 

Mysterious Al is a contemporary artist renowned for putting on art exhibitions in unusual locations; including derelict warehouses, old factories, disused shop-fronts and more recently; a fairground ghost train.   Al rose to fame in the early 2000s through the explosion of street art, developing a notoriety for his wall paintings, paste-ups and street installations alongside his contemporaries D*face, Banksy and PMH.  

Al’s work has changed dramatically from his early beginnings. His painted ‘portraits’ are influenced by ancient tribal masks, reimagined in wild contemporary colours. His work is striking and at first glance humorous; but look closer and you’ll see something more vulnerable or melancholy. There’s always something behind a smile.   “Although there’s a lot of spontaneity and energy in my work, I draw reference from a rich history of method and colour. I like the practice of taking shapes and marks that are created spontaneously and wrangling them into line. Making order out of chaos”.


The Art Hunter TV David Hunt explores the artist with an in-depth look into their background; where they came from, the type and work they do, their latest work and where they see the future.


Host: David Hunt 
Producers: David Hunt and Simon Barnett ( 
Director: Tim Barnett 

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David Hunt

David Hunt is The Art Hunter and is dedicated to interviews with artists of various disciplines - from visual arts to theatre; from writers to actors; from gallery curators to dancers. His aim is to showcase all aspects of the arts, with up close and personal in-depth conversations. David Hunt’s love for the arts and his friendship with so many artists as a presenter/producer of a weekly arts program on JOY 94.9 - Sunday Arts Magazine, which has been running for over six years. David is always on the “Hunt” for new & emerging artists. He is very grateful that he has been given this opportunity to support the arts. David’s background over the past 30 years, was with international & local record companies, in senior management roles - publicity, promotions, marketing. With EMI, Virgin, BMG & MDS (an offshoot of Mushroom), plus his own PR/Marketing company. Looking after some of the biggest international & local names in the industry.

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