NELSON JAMAL

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Biography

Nelson Jamal is a Berlin artist who has been influenced by various creative fields in process of his development. Parallel to his training as furniture carpenter and during the years which he practice his trade, his passion has always been for art in urban space and especially for mural art.

In order to connect his passion for the staging of art in space further with his talent for craftsmanship, he studied costume- and stage design. He is consistently accompanied by commissioned work, creating his own projects and in particular pleased to be able to give a form to the images in his imagination and to make it visible to others. Ultimately, everyone experiences the world in their own distinct way and it is exactly this which is fascinating to see in the visual works for Nelson Jamal.

Complex worlds of images, intense three-dimensionality and a powerful color spectrum, executed with precise craftsmanship – for the realization of his visions there is no format too large. With a clear vision and the motivation to inspire people in a positive way – Nelson Jamal is an artist of conviction.

The artistic medium through which Nelson Jamal expresses his point of view are so versatile as the themes which move him. Whether mural art, drawing, animated film or stage design: Nelson Jamal's language is through art. And the vocabulary of art for him is like the language itself, without limits and inexhaustible.

Nelson Jamal uses his exceptional and unique language to bring important themes and visions in public view.

 

Nelson Jamal
Born on 9th of September 1981 in Berlin, lives and works predominantly there.

Professional Training and Education


2013-2018

Meisterschüler at Weißensee Art Academy Berlin under Prof. Peter Schubert

2006-2013

Student at Weißensee Art Academy Berlin, Graduated with a Diplom Degree in Stage- and Costume designe

2001-2004

Professional training at the furniture carpenter workshop Wagner & Wagner in Berlin-Zehlendorf, graduated as certified furniture carpenter

Employment History


Currently

Social pedagogical work, Kunst AG at the ISS Peter- Ustinov- School in Berlin-Charlottenburg

2007-2010

Stage und scenery technician at the State Opera House Berlin

2005-2006

Certified carpenter in the Firm Stathis Woodworks Furniture- and Interior Work Berlin-Neukölln

2004-2005

Carpenter in the Firm QMS Store- and Kitchen Installation in Berlin and Brandenburg

1999-2000

Internship as a stone mason in the Firm Steinforum Tegel in Berlin-Tegel

Artistic Work


Currently

Freelance Artist in the field of animation and stage design as well as mural painting and drawing

2016

Interior mural painting at the new Hafenbar, Berlin-Mitte

2015

Stage design in collaboration with Mark Brandenburg for the staged piece “ Psychose 4.48” by Sarah Kane, director: Nicholas Mockridge, at the Berghain Canteen in Berlin- Friedrichshain

2014

Stage design in collaboration with Zachary Kerschberg for the dance performance “Snow White”, choreography: Dominique O. Rosales, in Großen Wasserspeicher in Berlin-Prenzlauerberg

2013-2016

Animation film production, based on the play“Life Is a Dream“ by Calderon de la Barca, in context of the graduation Meisterschüler work at Weißensee Art Academy Berlin

2012-2015

Project based collaboration for large formate canvas and facade images with the studio Christian Awe, in Berlin-Lichtenberg

2012-2013

Animation film production based on the opera “Idomeneo“ by Wolfgang A. Mozart in context of the graduation Diplom work at Weißensee Art Academy Berlin

2011

Ausstattung assistant of Tommy Stark for the film production: “Ulf - The Perfect Man“ commissioned by the UFA Cinema GmbH, in Köln and Hamburg Germany

2010

Stage design for the Opera “ Don Giovanni“ by Wolfgang A. Mozart as a co-production with Weißensee Art Academy Berlin and the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin, in Berlin- Mitte

2007

Stage design in collaboration with the 13Crowns Artist Crew Thailand for the “Asia Hip Hop Festival“ commissioned by the Coca Cola Company, in Bangkok-Thailand

2006

Stage design assistant for Katherina Hauer for the theater productions: “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams in Art House Tacheles and in the Goldenen Hall in Berlin as well as “NICO – Sphinx of Ice“ by Werner Fritsch in Theaterdiscounter, in Berlin

Seit 1998

Freelance work as commissioned painter, conception and realization of murals for both interior and exterior area for private employers, social organizations and companies such as Deutsche Bahn ICE Werk or the ITB, in Berlin

Art in Public Buildings

2014

Shortlist in the competition for the realization of an artistic design of a fire protection wall. Sponsored by the „Frankonia Eurobau VerSAM Stadtpalais Behrenstraße GmbH“, for the „Bayerische Landesvertretung“, in Berlin- Mitte

2012

Façade mural on the gable of an residential building on the Frankfurter Allee, in collaboration with “Atelier Christian Awe”, commissioned from the housing association “HOWOGE”, in Berlin-Lichtenberg.

2010-2011

“Aerosol City“- large format façade mural at Weißensee Art Academy Berlin

2009

“The King of the Concrete Jungle“- large format façade mural at the youth center “LINSE”, in Berlin-Lichtenberg

2008

“Lost in a Black Galaxy“ - large format façade mural at “Youth Center- OCB”, in Berlin-Hohenschönhausen

2008

“Poetry out of the Spray Can” - façade mural, for the artistic new design of the former department store at Anton-Saefkow-Platz, in the framework of the “International Poetry Festival Berlin”, in Berlin-Hohenschönhausen

2007

Façade design of an apartment building in the residential neighborhood Ecksteinweg, commissioned by the housing association “Stadt und Land“, in Berlin-Schöneweide

2006

Façade design of the Youth-Freetime-Park in Hasenheide, commissioned from the district office Berlin-Neukölln

2006

Façade design of an apartment building in the residential area Löwenberger Straße commissioned by the “private owner's association”, in Berlin-Lichtenberg

2001

Façade design of the S-Bahnbögen at Hackeschen Markt, commissioned by the “Deutschen Bahn Immobilien Gesellschaft”, in Berlin-Mitte

Exhibitions


15.9.-30.9.2018

Group exhibition in cooperation with the "Enter Art Foundation" in Berlin

14.9.-10.1.2018

Solo exhibition "From Drawing to Moving Image" at the Museum Lichtenberg in Berlin

11.4.-19.4.2018

Group exhibition in collaboration with the "Enter Art Foundation" in Stockholm

09.01.2017 Group exhibition for the symposium "40 Years Residential City Marzahn" in Berlin

01.- 08.07.2017

Group exhibition at the art festival "Acht Tage Marzahn" in Berlin

01.08.2012

Group exhibition in “The Health Center Lichtenberg” in Berlin