Jamali's Memoir - To Be Released 2020

A Mystical Journey of Hope:

The True Story of an American Artist. 

A coming-to-America success story, this is the autobiography of Pakistani-born American artist, Jamali, who originated Mystical Expressionism and whose mission is to bring peace to the world through art.

​In this illustrated memoir the reader is treated to an epic saga covering seven decades and three continents about an artist's dream for a more peaceful world. The eldest son of a prominent family living in the foothills of the Himalayas, Jamali experienced the horrors of war through the Indian Partition, which led him to pursue a life of peace through art on a prolific scale producing more than 40,000 original works to date. The complex surfaces and mystical imagery found in Jamali's paintings 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 observed that Jamali's singular method required its own name -- Mystical Expressionism. One hundred artworks individually selected by the artist accompany the engaging text in a separate section beautifully printed on a specially coated paper. Similar to Gandhi who advocated change through non-violent measures Jamali hopes to change our lives by sharing his story of art and peace.
 

Publishing Date: 2020

• Author: Jamali
• Format: Hardcover
• Category: Art - Individual Artists - Monographs

• Publisher: Rizzoli
• Trim Size: 11-1/4 x 11-1/4
• Pages: 480
• US Price: $150.00
• ISBN: 978-0-8478-6619-9

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SELECTED EXCERPTS

I follow in the footsteps of my father who was an ardent believer in Gandhi, who once told him, “I dreamed of devoting my life to Peace.” I have dreamed of devoting my life to the Art of Peace and that is my destiny.

My storyline is embedded in the DNA of my ancestors. It is an epic story, a mythological, heroic story, where the dark forces combat the light, as it meanders through seven decades and three continents.

Surviving several near-death experiences that included facing a firing squad in the Thar Desert, Pakistan, I immigrated to America in 1973 with $300 in my pocket. Striving to persevere and survive, and find my place in the New World, my moment of clarity and mission came in 1976 when my father passed. At that time, I had a series of exceptionally powerful and mystical dreams, which inspired me to my new vocation Art & Peace.

Empowered by these dreams, I created more than 30,000 original pieces of artworks to date, which is one of the largest collections in the world by a single artist. I innovated several new techniques including painting with my feet, authoring my style Mystical Expressionism, which has changed the landscape of painting.

The American art institutions exhibited an undeniable, strikingly prejudicial posture towards my art contributions when the distinguished Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., published two defining monographs celebrating my style and its evolutionary role in contemporary art history. Art collectors world-wide ­– especially American collectors – have enthusiastically and overwhelmingly embraced me, and I have become one of the most collected artists for original artworks in the world. As the American brand of institutional racism continues to play out its ironic and paradoxical role to Mystical Expressionism its influences are spreading far and wide.

My story looks to the future. It looks to a new path based on my dream for Art & Peace, even as the saga continues, I am optimistic about our future.

This, is my Journey of Hope.

 

Printed Publications

2018 Jamali Biographical booklet

A detailed biography of Jamali and filled with full-color reproductions of selected Jamali works.

Price: $
18
2018 "Beauties" Exhibition Catalog

Featuring full color reproductions of Jamali's recent figurative exhibition in New York City. Presents a variety of powerful images of women in various media.

Price: $
18
2017 Pastel Exhibition Catalog

65 pgs. Featuring full color reproductions of Jamali's recent pastel exhibition in New York City.

Price: $
18
Trade Edition Book I & II

Double book set of Mystical Expressionism / Paintings and Mystical Expressionism / Dreams and Works. Featuring full color reproductions of Jamali's work.

Price: $
195
Mystical Expressionism
Dreams & Works Collector's
Edition with Leather Slip Case
  • 400 pages, published by Rizzoli International, this collector's edition features a cork page on which Jamali will create a custom drawing.

  • year: 2003

Price: $
1000
Mystical Expressionism / Dreams & Works Limited Edition with Black Cloth Slip Case
  • 400 pages, featuring full color reproductions of Jamali's work. Essays by Donald Kuspit and forward by Philip E. Bishop. Published by Rizzoli International.

  • year: 2003

Price: $
95
Mystical Expressionism / Paintings Collector's Edition with Cork Slip Case
  • 200 pages, published by Rizzoli International, this collector's edition features a cork page on which Jamali will create a custom drawing.

  • year: 1997

Price: $
1000
Mystical Expressionism / Paintings Limited Edition with Brick Slip Case
  • 200 pages, featuring full color reproductions of Jamali's work. Essays by Donald Kuspit and forward by Mark Strand. Published by Rizzoli International.

  • year: 1997

Price: $
95
Mystical Expressionism / Paintings Trade Edition
  • 200 pages, featuring full color reproductions of Jamali's work. Essays by Donald Kuspit and forward by Mark Strand. Published by Rizzoli International.

  • year: 1997

Price: $
65

2002 Limited Editions Catalogue
  • The 2002 collection of limited editions from Mardan Publishing. Contains full color images of limited edition releases for that year. Includes sizes, frames, inventory numbers and more.

  • year: 2002

Price: $
18
2003 Limited Editions Catalogue
  • The 2003 collection of limited editions from Mardan Publishing. Contains full color images of limited edition releases for that year. Includes sizes, frames, inventory numbers and more.

  • year: 2003

Price: $
18

2005 Limited Editions Catalogue
  • The 2005 collection of limited editions from Mardan Publishing. Contains full color images of limited edition releases for that year. Includes sizes, frames, inventory numbers and more.

  • year: 2005

Price: $
18
Jamali Mystical Expressionism Catalogue
  • 50 pages with full color reproductions of Jamali's work. Includes information on Jamali's processes, galleries and collectors.

  • year: 2007

Price: $
18
Mystical Expressionism Hilligoss Catalogue
  • 65 pages, full color reproductions of Jamali's work shown in Hilligoss Gallery in 2002.

  • year: 2002

Price: $
18
Jamali Biographical 2011

6 pages, featuring full color reproductions of Jamali's work, Appreciation chart, Selected Collectors list, and information on the artist.

Price: $
6

Jamali Print Catalog 2011

10 pages, featuring full color reproductions of Jamali's hand picked limited edition gicleé pieces.

Price: $
6
Sales Booklet

16 pages, featuring full color reproductions of Jamali's work. Introduction by Philip E. Bishop and essay by Donald Kuspit.

Price: $
9
Sales Booklet

16 pages, featuring full color reproductions of Jamali's work. Essay by Donald Kuspit.

Price: $
9