Marcus Jahmal

  • Gold and Oil, 2017
  • , Iron and Copper, 2017
  • , Mystical forest trooper, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    128,9 x 152,4 cm, 72 x 60 inches
  • , Tundra Biome trooper, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    182,9 x 152,4 cm - 72 x 60 inches
  • , Red chair, 2017
    Acrylic on wood panel
    121,9 x 61 cm
    48 x 24 inches
  • , VooDoo floater, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    121,9 x 91,4 cm
    48 x 36 inches
  • , Kick in the Door, 2017
    Acrylic on wood panel
    76,2 x 50,8 cm
    30 x 20 inches
  • , Dock at dusk, 2016
    Oil on panel
    152,4 x 152,4 cm
    60 x 60 inches
  • , Our Ancestors Were Here, 2017
  • , Conscience, 2017-18
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    121,9 x 152,4 cm
    48 x 60 inches
  • , Untitled, 2018
    Canvas head, acrylic, Map pins, Djembe
    67,3 x 24,1 x 17,8 cm
    26 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 7 inches
  • , Untitled, 2018
    Canvas head, acrylic, Map pins, Djembe
    67,3 x 24,1 x 17,8 cm
    26 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 7 inches
  • , Untitled, 2018
    Canvas head, acrylic, Map pins, Djembe
    67,3 x 24,1 x 17,8 cm
    26 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 7 inches
  • , Untitled, 2018
    Canvas head, acrylic, Map pins, Djembe
    67,3 x 24,1 x 17,8 cm
    26 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 7 inches
  • , Untitled, 2018
    Canvas head, acrylic, Map pins, Djembe
    67,3 x 24,1 x 17,8 cm
    26 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 7 inches
  • , Untitled, 2018
    Canvas head, acrylic, Map pins, Djembe
    67,3 x 24,1 x 17,8 cm
    26 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 7 inches
  • , Untitled, 2018
    Acrylic on paper
    62 x 46 cm (framed)
    24 3/8 x 18 1/8 inches (framed)
  • , Untitled, 2018
    Acrylic on paper
    46 x 62 cm (framed)
    18 1/8 x 24 3/8 inches (framed)
  • , Untitled, 2018
    Acrylic on paper
    63 x 47 cm (framed)
    24 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches (framed)
  • , Untitled, 2018
    Acrylic on paper
    46 x 62 cm (framed)
    18 1/8 x 24 3/8 inches (framed)
  • , Untitled, 2018
    Acrylic on paper
    63 x 47 cm (framed)
    24 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches (framed)
  • , Untitled, 2018
    Acrylic on paper
    47 x 63 cm (framed)
    18 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches (framed)
  • , Eagle vs Snake, 2017-18
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    121,9 x 152,4 cm
    48 x 60 inches
  • , Lion study, 2018
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    91,4 x 121,9 cm
    36 x 48 inches
  • , Dazed, 2018
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    121,9 x 152,4 cm
    48 x 60 inches


    Signed on verso
  • , Holographic Man, 2018
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    182,9 x 152,4 cm
    72 x 60 inches
  • , Confrontation, 2017
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    121,9 x 152,4 cm
    48 x 60 inches
    Signed on verso
  • , Crocodillo, 2017
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    76,2 x 101,6 cm
    30 x 40 inches


    Signed on verso
  • , Ahnk, 2018
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    121,9 x 152,4 cm
    48 x 60 inches
  • , Spirit Animal, 2017
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    121,9 x 91,4 cm
    48 x 36
    inches


    Signed on verso
  • , Black hole, 2018
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    91,4 x 76,2 cm
    36 x 30 inches
  • , Reverse Migrate, 2017
    Diptych, Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    152,4 x 243,8 cm / 152,4 x 121,9 cm each
    60 x 96 inches / 60 x 48 inches each
  • , Solid Ghost, 2018
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    182,9 x 152,4 cm
    72 x 60 inches
  • , Gato salvaje, 2018
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    182,9 x 152,4 cm
    72 x 60 inches
  • , Coast Guard, 2017
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    121,9 x 152,4 cm
    48 x 60 inches
  • , Rice Farmer, 2018
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    121,9 x 152,4 cm
    48 x 60 inches
  • , Fuego Verde, 2018
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    152,4 x 121,9 cm
    60 x 48 inches
  • , Red Ibis, 2017
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    152,4 x 121,9 cm
    60 x 48 inches
  • , Polymorph, 2017
    Acrylic and oil stick on canvas
    91,4 x 121,9 cm
    36 x 48 inches
  • , Bear Trap, 2017
    Acrylic and oil stick on canvas
    121,9 x 91,4 cm
    48 x 36 inches

Marcus Jahmal is an artist based in Queens, 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 colorist. As the art critic Roberta Smith wrote in the New York Times, Jahmal's "main love is color, which he uses stunningly, but he exploits everything – space, surface, color, 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 recognizable 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.


Exhibitions


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