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Reviews

Syed Ahmad Jamal

Malaysia

Helen Stacey

SYED AHMAD JAMAL, Mount Ledang, 2000, acrylic on canvas, 127 x 183 cm.

When describing the works of Syed Ahmad Jamal it is easy to slip into florid descriptive prose, such is the luscious strength of the confronting canvases, which invite you to fall, kamikaze-like, into their slashes and forays of colour. Some consider his works present an ossification of style in the genre of late modernism, that the luminous primary and secondary colour is too raw and lacks subtlety, or that the recurring images areā€¦

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