Marcus Jahmal

New Religion


Paris, Turenne

For the safety of our visitors and staff, masks must be worn by all visitors upon entrance and hand sanitiser will be provided at the door and throughout the gallery.

Inquire about the exhibition:
inquiries@alminerech.com

The gallery is open from 11 am until 7 pm.

  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Oil Well, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    213.4 x 243.8 cm
    84 x 96 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Cabin Fever, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    203.2 x 243.8 cm
    80 x 96 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Black Mass, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    203.2 x 243.8 cm
    80 x 96 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Moon Shine, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    203.2 x 243.8 cm
    80 x 96 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Atlas, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    203.2 x 243.8 cm
    80 x 96 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Neon Ritual, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    203.2 x 243.8 cm
    80 x 96 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Crucifixtion, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    203.2 x 243.8 cm
    80 x 96 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Goul, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    101.6 x 76.2 cm
    40 x 30 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Goul 2, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    101.6 x 76.2 cm
    40 x 30 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Blue Box, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    101.6 x 76.2 cm
    40 x 30 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Cylinder, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    91.4 x 121.9 cm
    36 x 48 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Glow, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    101.6 x 76.2 cm
    40 x 30 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • , Lady in Mirror, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    76.2 x 101.6 cm
    30 x 40 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Blue Blood, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    203.2 x 243.8 cm
    80 x 96 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
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    , Anatomic, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    121.9 x 152.4 cm
    48 x 60 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , Radiation, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    213.4 x 243.8 cm
    84 x 96 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti
  • Photo : Ana Drittanti
    , God, 2021
    Oil on Poly Cotton Canvas
    203.2 x 243.8 cm
    80 x 96 in
    Photo : Ana Drittanti

Press release

Almine Rech Paris is pleased to announce Marcus Jahmal’s exhibition, New Religion, on view from April 15 - May 29, 2021. This is Jahmal’s third solo exhibition with the gallery and his first in Paris. The exhibition will be followed by the artist’s second monograph, published by Almine Rech Editions. 

For Marcus Jahmal, painting begins with black. Ivory Black, Lamp Black, Intense Carbon Black. These layered shades of oil give his works an intense chromatic texture reminiscent of Ad Reinhart. Coaxing an image from a black-primed canvas is a deeply spiritual, apophatic process, a kind of accumulation through negation, a way of communing with the void. True to form, Jahmal calls painting his “religion.” A self-proclaimed night-owl, he often works in the evening light of his Bushwick studio, drawing his imagery from his walks through the neighborhood after sundown, and asks questions of his paintings that only they can answer. This makes for a monastic but secular practice. “I paint my way out of the darkness,” he says.

- Evan Moffitt, writer and critic 


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