Gombo

Curated by Loïc Le Gall


CAC Passerelle, Brest, France


Press release

For his first solo exhibition in France, Marcus Jahmal (b. 1990, USA) presents a series of mainly figurative drawings and paintings created since 2016. A self-taught artist who grew up in a mixed-race family on a Puerto Rican block, Jahmal thrived in a multi-ethnic and working-class environment. He has embraced both the codes of street culture - rubbing shoulders with graffiti artists, and himself painting New York City facades - and Latino and Creole traditions, as well as Afro-American music from jazz to contemporary hip-hop.