ART21: Do you feel that your work relates directly to your life?
ALI: On some level you make things because you have to. There’s a kind of electrical energy in you that means you have to do this thing. I think that a lot of my creative output has to do with that. I have to have a place to put whatever electrical or chemical... continue reading
ART21: Do you think that the term portrait accurately describes your work?
ALI: Just the ones that I've recently done of single figures. The way that they're cropped is in reference to ubiquitous portraiture, formal portraiture. So, I call them portraits, but I mean a portrait that really isn't of someone who exists; these don'... continue reading