The pastels are the earliest technique Jamali employed when he came to this country in the late ‘70’s. The themes of spiritual and psychological states of mind and the use impersonal figurative representation that are developed in his later frescos and oils are present in all of them. I have chosen representative pieces from the earliest pastels done in the 1970’s to the early 1990’s when he stopped painting in pastel. “Metaphysical Bicycle” is featured in the first volume of Jamali’s works written by Donald Kuspit, Mystical Expressionism.
Included in the available collection are pastels from the 1970's and early 80's during Jamali's experimental phase of freestyle use of color and line. These rare early works display his progression from pastel to the full use of his fresco tempera powdered pigment build up technique. Email to inquire: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Untitled, 1978/1979, Pastel on Paper, 40" x 35" Antique hand-carved wood frame
- Self Portrait, 1981, Pastel on Paper, 40.5" x 34" 22k Gold Leaf Frame, Custom made, Acid free mat, 4” wide copy of historic frame
- "Metaphysical Bicycle III" 1988, Pastel on Paper, 53" x 45" 22k Custom Gold Leaf Frame, Published in Mystical Expressionism
- "The Poet" 1991, Schmenke Pastel on Paper, 47" x 34" 22k Gold Leaf Frame, Custom made, Silk mat with gold bevel
- "The Poet II" 1991, Schmenke Pastel on Paper, 47" x 34" 22k Gold Leaf Frame, Custom made, Silk mat with gold bevel