As a child, the nascent sculptor sat cross-legged on the floor of the Peshawar Museum and pondered the fact that the majority of the items there had been dug up: stone sculptures, terracotta figurines, ancient coins, weapons, etc. In that moment, creation, burial and resurrection became the source of Jamali’s future inspiration.
Jamali’s sculptures are transformative. Each work is a metamorphosis. Each speaks to the cyclical nature of existence: conception, birth, death and rebirth. Jamali uses nature, both forces and materials, to manipulate works in plaster, clay and wood. The finished work can be thought of as a collaborative achievement of Mystical Expressionism.
“Nature makes all of the sculptures, they are everywhere. Don’t be afraid of nature.” - Jamali