Ali’s work borrows heavily from 20th Century culture and style, taking influence from the art nouveau revival by the psychedelic rock scene of the 1960s. The modern psych-rock scene is strong influences in his work.
Surrealist painters such as Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon and illustrators such as Ralph Steadman have also influenced him throughout his career.
His work is a collusion of unique patterns, sound inspired images, Mexican/Native American culture and altered mental states.
Ali often uses patterns of a circular design with reference to ‘the circle of life’ so central to Native American culture and narrative.
There is timelessness to his work achieved by the juxtaposition of these images and themes with modern day phenomena such as urban myths, conspiracy theories and mysteries of the universe. The process of which gives birth to a mix of aesthetics, oddities and bizzarities.