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New Religion (Special Edition)

$200.00 USD

by Marcus Jahmal

2021

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Almine Rech Editions is thrilled to present the special edition 'New Religion' by Marcus Jahmal. Each special edition book comes along with the print 'Caballo blanco', limited to 50 signed and numbered copies.

Published in conjunction with the exhibitions by Marcus Jahmal held between 2019 and 2021 at Almine Rech.

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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Quantity Edition of 50
Dimensions 27,5 x 21,5 cm 11 x 8 1/2 in
Publisher Almine Rech Editions
Composition Includes a signed and numbered print. 25 x 20 cm 10 x 8 in
Contributors Evan Mouffit Chris Martin
Pages 160
ISBN 978-2-930573-40-3
Publication Date 2021

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Marcus Jahmal

Marcus Jahmal (b. 1990) lives and works in New York. 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.

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