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Pareidolia Rorschach

Jamal Sultan
Ugallery 5345198035 UGallery

Oil painting on Paper New

Ready to frame


Signed on back


11.5" h x 8.5" w |0 lbs. 2 oz.

In stock $475



"Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon where we see familiar objects in a random visual pattern, such as faces in clouds," says artist Jamal Sultan. After an intense period of painting portraits and head studies, he began to see faces everywhere he looked. "I would begin a painting by putting down washes of color in interesting abstract patterns before doing a portrait I had already planned. Soon I discovered a face was already there, so I just started painting them."

Jamal Sultan

Hot Springs, Virginia

Artist Jamal Sultan establishes compelling bodies of work based on profound true-to-life encounters. His focal point lies within the message rather than the compositional details or the subject matter. “As a child, I would get lost in the amorphous shapes of water spots on the ceiling—my goal is to paint the kinds of stories those water spots told,” shares Jamal. Coming from a long line of artists, initially, he found himself reluctant to follow in his family’s footsteps. Eventually, he committed himself to studying art and nature of his own accord, shifting between conventional education to carving his own path. His mother, an accomplished painter, taught him much of what he knows. He combines the spontaneity of watercolor with the workability of oil paint through a limited palette of intense hues that evoke pure emotions. Jamal works at an orderly and streamlined home studio situated in a tropical rainforest, coming with its own challenges of humidity, bugs, and shifting light. Jamal’s skill has been recognized in the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Outside of painting, he tends to his garden, which he admits to easily becoming overgrown at any moment. He takes pleasure in surfing, hiking, and kayaking with his dogs. Apart from his canine friends, he has four cats and thirty chickens that call his backyard home.

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