Artworks - Al Saralis
Al is a professional painter and a teacher of Fine Art. He was born and brought up in South Wales and now lives and works in Hampshire. He has exhibited extensively over recent years and has been involved in a number of group and one-man exhibitions.
The human figure has always been his main source of inspiration, since his early life drawing sessions at Art college. This fascination of the form, structure and movement of the figure continues to be central to Al’s work. The paintings usually consist of a single figure which is stripped of any narrative reference.
Recent works have included a series of paintings where the figure has been fragmented or left incomplete. These were in part inspired by a trip to Florence where Al saw the unfinished ‘Prigioni’ sculptures of Michelangelo.
While the paintings reflect the classical beauty of the human figure the dramatic use of light, coupled with the directness of the pose, results in images that are powerful and sometimes confrontational and which also echo the fragility and vulnerability of contemporary man.
Al currently shows with galleries in Hampshire, Woodstock and London.
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