Marcus Jahmal

  • , Canine, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 72 in
    91,4 x 182,9 cm
  • , High Roller, 2019
    Acrylic on linen
    48 x 48 in
    121,9 x 121,9 cm
  • , Thief in the Night, 2019
    Acrylic on linen
    182,9 x 152,4 cm
    72 x 60 in
  • , Caballo blanco, 2019
    Oil, acrylic and graphite on canvas
    60 x 48 in
    152,4 x 121,9 cm
  • , Gato salvaje, 2018
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    182,9 x 152,4 cm
    72 x 60 inches
  • , Crocodillo, 2017
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    76,2 x 101,6 cm
    30 x 40 inches


    Signed on verso
  • , Confrontation, 2017
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    121,9 x 152,4 cm
    48 x 60 inches
    Signed on verso
  • , Eagle vs Snake, 2017-18
    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    121,9 x 152,4 cm
    48 x 60 inches
  • , Iron and Copper, 2017
  • , Mystical forest trooper, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    128,9 x 152,4 cm, 72 x 60 inches
  • Gold and Oil, 2017
  • , 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)
  • , 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
  • , 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
  • , 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 (b. 1990) lives and works in New York. He was raised in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood, growing up in a family with roots in the West Indies and American south. His paintings synthesize a diverse range of inspirations and autobiography, drawing from photographs, ancient rituals, and personal memories. Jahmal's works move fluidly between genres spanning architectural interiors and still life, as well as landscape and portraiture. Developing his compositions directly upon the surface of each canvas, Jahmal coaxes imaginary, yet uncannily familiar, scenes to life, exploring themes encompassing dreams and folkloric Americana, and the contemporary realities of gentrification and city dwelling. As Jahmal explains, “most of [my] figures have a personality and a link to real life; I'm interested in a kind of filtered realism”. Skulls, anthropomorphic creatures, rolling landscapes, thieves, card players, and policemen, occupy spaces that feel steeped in a collective memory at once primordial and precognitive of some future world where polymorphism reigns and metaphors are fluid. Marcus Jahmal has exhibited widely in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His inaugural monograph, Solid Ghosts,was published in 2018, and he has been the subject of a recent institutional solo exhibition at the Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain, in Brest, France. 


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  • On paper: Marcus Jahmal - Online Viewing Room


    June 16 - 28, 2020


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    It seems impossible today to look at this series of drawings by Marcus Jahmal without considering the context of racial events in the United States during recent weeks and years. His artistic practice is deeply inspired by a concrete reality that reflects social issues in America and beyond. In Jahmal's iconography, ancient mythology has always played a dominant role, revealing both a yearning for hybrid forms of culture and a search for origins, blending each with contemporary society. A word that appears in one of his minotaur-men drawings is extremely revealing: Kemet. This term contains links to ancient Egypt, but more generally it means "the land of Black people." The artist's exploration of the figure of the bull-man, a favorite theme of Pablo Picasso, is linked to the depletion of the autobiographical subject through its multiplication and a harsh look at the violence perpetrated by the powerful. Jahmal has said "paper is a mirror," and, indeed, his art reflects the world. 

    - Loïc Le Gall
    Director of La Passerelle - Contemporary Art Center, Brest, France

  • The Coalition for the Homeless - Online Viewing Room


    May 26 - June 7, 2020

     

    Almine Rech is pleased to announce a special initiative in collaboration with artists to support the individuals and families who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. A curated online exhibition will open May 26, featuring new works by New Jersey- and New York-based artists:

    Justin Adian, Joe Andoe, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Todd Bienvenu, Joe Bradley, Peter Halley, Marcus Jahmal, Kurt Kauper, Leelee Kimmel, Jeff Koons, Erik Lindman, John McAllister, Sam McKinniss, Arlene Shechet, Taryn Simon, Vaughn Spann, Genesis Tramaine, Chloe Wise.

    There are currently more people homeless in New York than at any time since the Great Depression. Tonight alone, 63,000 people - including nearly 22,000 children - will sleep in NYC shelters. As the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless individuals and families, the Coalition for the Homeless provides lifesaving support to thousands of homeless and at-risk individuals every single day. Over the past 40 years, the Coalition has developed and implemented humane, cost-effective strategies to end mass homelessness once and for all, and in those four decades has given more than one million homeless New Yorkers a way off the streets.

    50% of each sale will be donated to the Coalition.

  • Book drop - Marcus Jahmal


    May 4 - 11, 2020

     

    During the containment period, Almine Rech will offer access to some of its publications by making one catalog digitally available every Monday. The catalog will be available online during one week.

    This week's read: Marcus Jahmal, published by Almine Rech Editions in 2019.
    In this catalog, you will find an essay by Anne Pontégnie (Art critic, Independent Curator and Curator of the Cranford Collection, London) as well as installation views of Marcus Jahmal's exhibition at Almine Rech Brussels (April - May, 2018).

    You can also find more information about Almine Rech Editions here and purchase Marcus Jahmal's catalog here

    To inquire about Marcus Jahmal's work, please contact: inquiries@alminerech.com
    Be sure to register to our newsletter to get information on next Monday’s consultable publication!

  • #7Questions with... Marcus Jahmal


    April 20 - 26, 2020

     

    #7questions with... is a weekly series of stories in which an artist will share personal inspirations (books, films, exhibitions...) and studio images.

    Check our Instagram account to see the stories!


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