The luminous and lyrical figurative paintings of Al Saralis are composed around a solitary figure set against a backdrop which is deliberately stripped of narrative. They have a haunting beauty and an enduring, almost other-worldly fascination which, time and again, evokes a deeply personal reaction from viewers.
Al’s work has been featured widely in the press since he was named as one of the top 10 British artists to invest in by leading USA art publication ‘Complex’. Most recently he was featured Creative Boom magazine for his moving and beautiful portraits.
Al is currently exploring the connection between humanity and nature through his art. Inspired by a short poem from American writer Robert Frost entitled Nothing Gold Can Stay, his most recent series of works reflects this. One of the most important messages of the poem is that once we recognise how fleeting and precious life is we will appreciate it all the more and will learn to take advantage of the beauty and joy to be found in every passing moment. The theme of these works, along with the style, the composition and the execution is both classical and contemporary which is again attuned with the poet’s fascination with time and the quality of timelessness which is so elegantly evoked.