Marcus Jahmal

Solid Ghosts


Brussels

  • , 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
  • , Bear Trap, 2017
    Acrylic and oil stick on canvas
    121,9 x 91,4 cm
    48 x 36 inches

Press release

Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to present the first exhibition by Marcus Jahmal with the gallery in Brussels.


 

Marcus Jahmal’s story is radically contemporary and yet he creates ties with the founding principles of modern art by taking his own transversal path.

The paintings exhibited at Almine Rech Gallery Brussels belong to his latest series. Interior spaces have made way for dreamscapes where jungle, savannah and desert mesh together. Planes of violently and flamboyantly contrasting colour constitute a dry, abstract background from which characters, masks, shamans, and wild animals burst forth. Like his Fauvist, Cubist, and Expressionist predecessors, Jahmal takes inspiration from Africa and beyond: tigers and paddy fields glance to Asia while skeletons hint at Mexican culture, resulting in an incantatory and archaic impression. Here, the figures dominate their surrounding environment: while oscillating between submission and threat, human and animal, they haunt the pictorial plane. Their stance evokes not only physical control but also suggests their capacity to access immaterial forces, be they creative or destructive: constituting perhaps a polymorphic portrait of the artist himself.

- Anne Pontégnie


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