Jamaal Durr, a Contemporary Artist, is recognized for his mixed media works and portrait drawings. Using materials like oil paint, charcoal, and graphite, he explores themes of masculinity and self-reflection through his timely narratives. Born in Lima, Ohio in 1992, he currently resides in Dayton. Durr received formal training at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton and briefly studied architecture at Pratt Institute. His artworks have been exhibited at renowned galleries including The Contemporary Dayton, ADC Fine Art Gallery in Cincinnati, the Columbus Cultural Arts Center, and the Springfield Museum of Art where he has a seat on the Curatorial Affairs Committee.
I create art that stems from deep introspection, rooted in my sincere desire to explore and resolve issues surrounding my identity. Each piece I create acts as a catalyst for critical thinking, allowing me to gain a better understanding of myself, from childhood to adulthood and into fatherhood. Through my figurative charcoal drawings and oil paintings, I convey a profound connection to the subject matter, with meticulous attention to detail.
***Jamaal has an upcoming exhibition at Saturday Studio in Dayton, OH. Saturday, September 30 6-8pm.
Check out more info on his Instagram page