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Jamali is an established, professional New York Artist. His complex surfaces and mystical imagery have been compared to the neo-expressionists Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. His gestural techniques link him to Jackson Pollock and the New York school. But the pre-eminent art critic Donald Kuspit has seen that Jamali's singular method requires its own name, "Mystical Expressionism".

Jamali created "Mystical Expressionism" the 6th ism in the history of art, a marriage of contemporary consciousness and art's most ancient traditions. Jamali's fusion of these opposites--the contemporary and the timeless--has produced a life work unmatched in its scope, variety, and spiritual depth. He has innovated several unique painting rituals and styles including; painting with his feet; Fresco Tempera; Pigmentation on Cork and Pigment Dispersion. He has attracted a select international and circle of collectors, drawn by his mystical style and charismatic persona.


Mystical Expressionism is a new mode of art-making that combines the scientific insights of our new age with humankind's ancient wisdom. Obeying the dream guide who set him on the path to art, Jamali himself has named his life's work Art & Peace. Through all these works, persistent themes and mythic imagery define a singular artistic vision. Jamali's paintings are inhabited by dream figures that appear and then fade away. Mothers, sons, lovers, and dream guides — these are the characters of Jamali's visionary cosmos. His hieroglyphs and inscriptions promise revelation without disclosing their truths easily. Always dwelling in the tension between image and abstraction, Jamali draws us toward "the beautiful resolution of opposing forces" — the moment of transcendence in which art coincides with peace.

The source of Jamali's art and his life, lies in the primordial spiritual traditions of the East. In his birthplace Peshawar, the Asian crossroads city, Jamali drank in Buddhist, Hindu, and Sufi ideas of the sacredness of being. He spent years of his youth with a mysterious desert people who still respect the shaman's powers. But he also studied modern physics and engineering. Jamali is the first to incorporate the paradoxes of quantum mechanics into contemporary art.

In recent work, Jamali explores new materials and artistic ideas. In his paintings on cork, he creates a kind of negative surface, exploiting the cork's readiness to absorb and resist pigment. His photographs are quiet statements of profound spirituality.

Jamali's work is now documented in two beautiful volumes, 'Mystical Expressionism' and 'Mystical Expressionism — Dreams and Works', each with an essay by Donald Kuspit and published by Rizzoli International Publications. Determined to bring his work to a wider audience, Jamali has launched Mardan Publishing, Inc., which offers fine prints of Jamali's most important paintings. Significantly, Jamali released his memoir, "Jamali: A Mystical Journey of Hope, The True Story of an American Artist," spring 2023! Click here for more info.

From the beginning, Jamali has made his own path. He has pursued an "ecological vision" of art's place in contemporary life, art as an essential part of our contemporary household and the vehicle of a new mythology. Jamali now beckons a wider public to take part in that vision. Join me, he says, in Art & Peace.

I. Personal Profile

  • New York based American professional artist for 40 years.

  • Highly disciplined and energetic, with a daily regime of exercise, painting, and organic cooking.

  • Focused on family and concern for the well being of others.

  • In perfect health and at the peak of personal productivity.


II. Education

  • Master of Fine Arts — Painting.

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts — Sculpture.

  • Master of Arts — Advanced Economics.

  • Faculty of Science — Physics, Chemistry.


III. Contributions/Accomplishments

  • Creator of sixth major avant-garde style 'Mystical Expressionism'.

    • The nouveau international Avant-garde style-deemed by art historian/critic Donald Kuspit.

    • A. Ritualistic/Meditative dance in/ On the painting surface.

    • B. Collaborative union between the process of painting and the forces of nature.

  • Two monographs, six hundred pages, six editions, ten thousand copies published by distinguished Rizzoli International.

  • Jamali Foundation- largest single artist foundation in the world.

  • One of the most prolific artists in history, credited with fifty thousand pieces.

  • One of the most collected artist in the world for original paintings.

  • Creator of radical techniques of painting: fresco tempera, pigmentation on cork, and dispersions.

  • First to ritualize dancing, painting and active processes of nature.

  • Gifted poet, sculpture, photographer, writer, printmaker.

  • Seventy-five years old, married to wife Karen, with two children. All gifted artists.

  • Near future plans include major motion picture, Jamali Art Museum, published Jamali book of Poems, and Jamali photography.


IV. Publications


V. Exhibition History

  • 100 one man shows in the U.S.A

  • Displaying in over 9,000 private and corporate collections around the world.


VI. Collection

  • 50,000 pieces including paintings, sculptures, frescos, photography and poetry. One of the most prolific artists throughout history.

    • All work(s) done by the artist - no studio assistants.

    • Works digitized in high resolution files, using Better Light System.


VII. Facility

  • Eight art facilities in Florida, Denmark, and New York.

VIII. Fund raising and Foundation

  • The Jamali Foundation has contributed to over 50 charities throughout the United States.

  • Jamali Foundation- largest single artist foundation in the world.


IX. Business

  • Production, distribution, and administration are carried out by a staff of 25 trained personnel from the Winter Park, Florida location to sixty established showrooms and galleries throughout the country.

X. Business Entities

  • Jamali NYC Gallery

  • Art and Peace, Inc.

  • Mardan Publishing, Inc.

  • Jamali Fine Art, L.L.C.

  • Jamali Foundation Inc.

Jamali Art Collectors

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​Selected Private Collections


Abdulrahman al-Rashed, General Manager, Al Arabiya News

Abdulla bin Ibrahim Al Rumaihi, Chief of the Royal Court, Kingdom of Bahrain

Allen R. Glick, Founder, Argent Corporation, Las Vegas

Andreas Jacobs, Chairman, Jacobs Holding AG, Vice Chairman, Infront Sports & Media AG

Dan Patrick, Sportscaster

Elton John, Musician

Emeril Lagasse, Chef

Eric Spiegel, former CEO, Siemens USA

Gary Player, Professional Golfer

Gerald Forsythe, Chairman & CEO, Indeck Companies, Co-Founder Forsythe/Pettit Racing

Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO, General Electric

James Carville & Mary Matalin, Political Consultants 

Jero Bentz, General Partner, Melitta Group

Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

John W. Henry, Owner, Boston Red Sox & Liverpool Football Club

Joop van den Ende, Founder & Owner, Stage Entertainment, Amsterdam

Kelsey Grammer, Actor

His Majesty King Abdullah II, Jordan

Kris Jenner, TV Personality 

Laura Lang, former CEO, Time Inc.

Oprah Winfrey, Broadcaster 

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Israel

HRH Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Ambassador to Great Britain

Raquel Welch, Actress

Raymond (Rip) Gellein, Chairman, Strategic Hotels and Resorts

Rick Mears, Indianapolis 500 winner

Romeo Santos, Singer

The Honorable Charlie Crist, Governor of Florida

The Honorable Eliot Spitzer, Governor of New York

​Selected Corporate/Public Collections


Bank of America, Charlotte

Crescent Hotel, Hunt Family Properties, Dallas

Darden Concepts Inc., Headquarters, Orlando

First Union Bank Headquarters, Charlotte

Seven Seas Explorer Ship, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

RXR Realty, New York

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago

Spitzer Enterprises, New York

Time Warner Inc., New York

Trammel Crow, Dallas

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