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Almine Rech

Marcus Jahmal Solid Ghosts

Apr 18 — May 19, 2018 | Brussels

Opening on Wednesday April 18, 2018 from 5 to 8pm

Almine Rech is pleased to present the first solo show by Marcus Jahmal with the gallery in Brussels, on view from April 18 to May 19, 2018. 

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. Marcus Jahmal was initially discovered after he exhibited works at a non-profit Brooklyn gallery, New York, in 2016. A self-taught artist raised in a family of jazz musicians in Prospect Heights, Jahmal came across contemporary art in the neighbouring galleries of Chelsea while working at a computer games start-up. He began painting works on paper that he gifted to colleagues and later decided to dedicate his life to art after leaving his job. He began by joining a collective who were tagging the streets of Soho and together they took on Bushwick and Williamsburg too. This period allowed Jahmal to develop a formal signature inspired by a Halloween mask of a bull. Bully is the resulting character which eventually led to the recognition of his work as an artist and to shows in Japan and the Netherlands. He simultaneously created a clothing brand called CLR Therapy  which he still artistically directs today.

— Anne Pontégnie

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Selected artworks

  • Marcus Jahmal,                                      Reverse Migrate, 2018

    Marcus Jahmal Reverse Migrate, 2018

    Oil stick and acrylic on canvas
    152,4 x 243,8 cm
    60 x 96 in