Among the most collected artists for original paintings in the world, Jamali’s oeuvre, Mystical Expressionism, has earned international renown for innovative techniques and powerful beauty. One of Jamali’s most creative contributions to art history is his invented medium, “Fresco Tempera.” In an early morning ritual dance, Jamali manipulates organic pigments with his feet, building the surface into thick layers over many months. The resulting work exhibits unique surfaces, mystical and seemingly ancient, archeological qualities. In addition, works in his “Pigmentations on Cork” and the newest “Pigment Dispersion” mediums capture the imagination when complete.
Jamali works in several other mediums including pastels and oils, and he has been sculpting for 35 years in bronze, stone, wood, clay and plaster.
On the eve of the release of his long-awaited, 580-page memoire, Jamali opened his new Jamali Gallery, Brickell City Centre with a priceless collection that showcases a 50-year retrospective of seminal masterpieces, including works by internationally acclaimed artist Karen Salicath Jamali, his wife. For more information, call 305/400-0505 or visit www.jamali.com.
Text: Kim Mosley