This series of paintings....represents a new achievement, as historically important as my invented medium, Fresco Tempera,” said Jamali.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2014
The American painter, Jamali, will exhibit 20 paintings in an entirely new style in an exhibition entitled “Three Mystics, Hands and Hearts” opening on Saturday, November 1st, from 4 to 7 pm, at the Jamali Gallery in New York City.
In this new body of work, Jamali introduces us to three mystics who lead the viewer on a journey exploring hands and hearts -- the universal symbols of spiritual power and love. This diverse collection of personal and monumental-sized works of art were painted by Jamali in his unique, ritualistic technique. Inspired by the spiritual dance of the Sufi and the drip technique of Jackson Pollock, Jamali’s ritual entails painting with his feet from within the boundaries of the artwork on the studio floor. At its pinnacle, Jamali’s mystical ritual rises to the state of rite, for Jamali exemplifies the views of his favorite poet, Ananda Coomaraswamy, who wrote, “All artistic operations are originally rites. The purpose of the rite…is to sacrifice the old and bring into being a new and more perfect man.” In this archetype of man, the poet argues there is no attempt to separate physical and spiritual values, just as Jamali has done so in his life’s work.
“In the creation and evolution of my style, Mystical Expressionism, I’ve explored the roles of myth and ritual, and the mystery and spirituality found in humanity, through the invention of unprecedented textured surfaces created with natural ground pigments,” said Jamali. This series of paintings, seemingly of conventional impasto technique by hand, were in fact created under foot using pigment dispersions. Their idiosyncratic surfaces represent a new achievement, as historically important as my invented medium, Fresco Tempera.”
To make a reservation for the exhibition opening, please click here, call the Jamali Gallery at 212-966-3335, or email Christopher Nowak at chris(at)jamali(dot)com.
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About Jamali NYC Gallery, LLC
Heralded by the eminent scholar, Donald Kuspit, as the founder of Mystical Expressionism, Jamali has become the most collected American artist for original paintings. Patrons include Oprah Winfrey, Jack Welch, HRH Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud, Tiger Woods, Elton John and Joop van den Ende. The artist’s flagship gallery, Jamali Gallery, exhibits Jamali’s latest works of art and selected artworks spanning his forty-year career. Jamali Gallery is located in the heart of Soho at 413 West Broadway between Spring and Prince streets, and is open every day from 10 AM to 7 PM. To learn more we invite you to visit JamaliNYCGallery.com.