Y. Malik Jalal
Born and based in Snellville, GA
Freeworld Steak & Shrimp, 2018
Mixed media on paper
32 x 24.5 inches (framed)
Jalal's paintings and other works combine elements including images, text, and advertising in a style that suggests the influence of collage and assemblage techniques as well as common urban sights including flyposting and commercial graphic design. In the mixed media work Freeworld Steak & Shrimp, archival images (which show, among other things, Bobby Kennedy and the planet Saturn) appear to have been cut out from a book or other publication and pasted to a drawing showing the neon green head of an alien.
Y. Malik Jalal is an artist based in Atlanta, GA. He received his BA in Studio Art from Oglethorpe University in 2016. Jalal was born in Savannah, GA, and raised in the Atlanta suburbs. He paints and makes images and objects. His work is equally personal and fictitious, rooted in both the artist's own identity and his relationship to the collective cultural identity and history of the African diaspora in the American South. In 2018, his work was included in a two-person show at Hi-Lo Press and a group exhibition at The Gallery by Wish.
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