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Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds

Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...

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Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger Ocula Conversation Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger

In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...

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Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City Ocula Report Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City 15 Nov 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Marcus Jahmal

b. 1990, USA

Marcus Jahmal is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. His paintings depict domestic scenes and landscapes built from memory and imagination. In his images, which are both theatrical and quietly intimate, Jahmal showcases exuberant brushwork and his particular strengths as a colourist. As the art critic Roberta Smith wrote in the New York Times, Jahmal's 'main love is colour, which he uses stunningly, but he exploits everything–space, surface, colour, image–to create various incongruities.' The reds, oranges and other vibrant hues featured in his compositions create a symbolist language connected to the artist's subconscious and dreams. Jahmal collects his ideas through a practice of automatic drawing, moving intuitively through images he pulls from life or art history. From these drawings, he assembles a cast of objects, mixing his everyday experience with the modern and the myth. Read together, these motifs form a surreal environment with recognisable figures that sug­gest the complexities and invisible relationships within prosaic life. Jahmal's work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Miami, Tokyo, Japan, and throughout Europe.

Featured Artworks

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San Marco by Marcus Jahmal contemporary artwork
Marcus JahmalSan Marco, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
213.4 x 152.4 x 6 cm
Almine Rech
Divide by Marcus Jahmal contemporary artwork
Marcus JahmalDivide, 2019 Oil on linen
60 x 72 cm
Almine Rech
Silver lining by Marcus Jahmal contemporary artwork
Marcus JahmalSilver lining, 2019 Oil pastel and acrylic on canvas
48 x 48 cm
Almine Rech
Caballo blanco by Marcus Jahmal contemporary artwork
Marcus JahmalCaballo blanco, 2019 Oil, acrylic and graphite on canvas
60 x 48 cm
Almine Rech
Our Country by Marcus Jahmal contemporary artwork
Marcus JahmalOur Country, 2019 Oil and acrylic on linen and canvas
48 x 96 inches
Almine Rech
Lovers by Marcus Jahmal contemporary artwork
Marcus JahmalLovers, 2019 Acrylic on linen
72 x 60 inches
Almine Rech
High Roller by Marcus Jahmal contemporary artwork
Marcus JahmalHigh Roller, 2019 Acrylic on linen
48 x 48 inches
Almine Rech
Big Mack by Marcus Jahmal contemporary artwork
Marcus JahmalBig Mack, 2019 Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
60 x 36 inches
Almine Rech

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Marcus Jahmal, Double down at Almine Rech, New York
Closed
13 September–19 October 2019 Marcus Jahmal Double down Almine Rech, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Marcus Jahmal, Solid Ghosts at Almine Rech, Brussels
Closed
18 April–19 May 2018 Marcus Jahmal Solid Ghosts Almine Rech, Brussels

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MARCUS JAHMAL with Louis Block Related Press MARCUS JAHMAL with Louis Block The Brooklyn Rail : 14 June 2019

To enter Marcus Jahmal's Bushwick home and studio, I squeeze past a giant canvas leaning against the hallway stairs—a sunset through an open window, stratified like sand art in a vase, its horizon pulled apart into infinite variations, infinite color. The home studio is stuffed with work, evidence of the restless energy with which he...

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