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The colorful explosion of modern neon colors and primitive forms in Neon Primitivism is a natural extension of both Ali’s primitivist ideology and her commitment to rock n roll.  This new series celebrates the canvas and painting as a form with the power to transfer primitivism, sensuality and emotion to a space in a modern return to Ab Ex style, mixing the ultra mattes of Mexican folk art with earthy clays, and vibrant charcoals and oils, and pointing to forms that enlight the viewer towards the multiple directions of cave paintings, the new york school, ceremonial body paints, line work, weathered artifacts, Charles Olsen’s Archaic Post Modern and pop art.

Ali’s work across multiple mediums has always been founded conceptually in both her nature and survival skills studies as well as her ‘bringing the party and the fun’.  It is here that Ali’s conceptual work led naturally to the crossover that would lead her to explore paintings based on sensuality and dimension - the feeling, the experience and the space they create.  It was here that she derived the process of working with clays, dried plant materials, botanical dyes, and paints made of finely crushed rare minerals and gems, to explore glowing mattes and chalky earthy textures.  This follows in the tradition of her prior sculptural work (almost an artistic take on experimental archeology) which traces primitive technologies, and works with the experiential and the sensual - i.e. hand building clay vessels, working with stone, building beautiful torches from dried rushes, lighting up a boulder strewn desert for invitees to walk through, and even building a surfboard from Tule reeds.

Her directness of emotion communicated through primal, rugged gestures, juxtaposed with an integration of ancient philosophies explores the thin line between symbolic totems, anthropomorphic figuration, gestural abstraction and a modern pop sensibility.  Her confident and rule shattering sensibility pulls on us to be 21st century rebels once again and to seek wildness, experience, humanity, and mythos.

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   Neon Markings   Acrylic, Oil and Charcoal on Canvas 60" x 72"  Sold

Neon Markings
Acrylic, Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
60" x 72"
Sold

   Life of the Party   Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 48" x 72" $5400

Life of the Party
Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
48" x 72"
$5400

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   Vivid Mythos   Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 72" x 48" $5400

Vivid Mythos
Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
72" x 48"
$5400

   Icons   Clay, Pigment, and Acrylic on Canvas 48" x 72" $5400

Icons
Clay, Pigment, and Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 72"
$5400

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   The New Buzz   Clay, Pigment, Acrylic, Charcoal and Oil on Canvas 60" x 48"  Sold

The New Buzz
Clay, Pigment, Acrylic, Charcoal and Oil on Canvas
60" x 48"
Sold

   Waterfall   Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 72" x 48" $5400

Waterfall
Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
72" x 48"
$5400

 
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   Nomadic Idols   Pigment and Clay on Canvas 36" x 48" $3200

Nomadic Idols
Pigment and Clay on Canvas
36" x 48"
$3200

   Cenote   Acrylic, Oil and Charcoal on Canvas 72" x 60" $6200

Cenote
Acrylic, Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
72" x 60"
$6200

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   Badlands   Clay, Pigmen, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 60" x 48" $4000 -  On Hold

Badlands
Clay, Pigmen, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
60" x 48"
$4000 - On Hold

   Desert Ciel   Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 48" x 36" $3200

Desert Ciel
Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
48" x 36"
$3200

 
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   In Mexico   Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Charcoal on Canvas 60" x 48" $4000

In Mexico
Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Charcoal on Canvas
60" x 48"
$4000

   Ruins   Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 60" x 48" $4000

Ruins
Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
60" x 48"
$4000

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   Sunrise Ceremony   Clay, Pigment, Acrylic, Oil and Charcoal on Canvas 24" x 18" $1400

Sunrise Ceremony
Clay, Pigment, Acrylic, Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
24" x 18"
$1400

   Origins of the Night Ceremony   Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 24" x 18" $1400

Origins of the Night Ceremony
Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
24" x 18"
$1400

   And the Air   Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 72" x 48" $5400 -  On Hold

And the Air
Clay, Pigment, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
72" x 48"
$5400 - On Hold

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