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b. 1990, USA

Marcus Jahmal Biography

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.

Marcus Jahmal Featured Artworks

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

Marcus Jahmal Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Coalition for the Homeless at Almine Rech, Brussels
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26 May–7 June 2020 Group Exhibition Coalition for the Homeless Almine RechOnline Only
Contemporary art exhibition, Marcus Jahmal, Double down at Almine Rech, New York
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13 September–19 October 2019 Marcus Jahmal Double down Almine RechNew York
Contemporary art exhibition, Marcus Jahmal, Solid Ghosts at Almine Rech, Brussels
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18 April–19 May 2018 Marcus Jahmal Solid Ghosts Almine RechBrussels

Marcus Jahmal Represented By

Almine Rech contemporary art gallery in Brussels, Belgium Almine Rech Brussels, London, New York, Paris, Shanghai

Marcus Jahmal In Related Press

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

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 paints....

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