Born in Singapore, 1964
I love to explore the richness, joyous and harmonious of colors. I depict human, popular icons, nature and objects around me as my subject matter, that give freshness and spontaneity to life. My artworks bear colorful and direct relationship to society and environment.
Miss Susan Koay, Art Curator of Singapore Art Museum in her art statement described; “Jalal is a serious Social Commentary artist. He is an artist who injects vibrancy in his artworks. He applies strong colors, creative styling, strong drawing skill with intellectual-inclination in composition. The artist who is brave, candid and creatively projects the pleasure of living in this God-created world by portraying cheerfulness and delight wonders”.
Throughout my art journey, I was blessed with many friends, received constructive comments, recognitions, mentor young artists, frequent travelling and exposed to flavourable experiences with awesome values. I have truly aware how an artist’s journey has created a meaningful, satisfying and joyful life to me as a person and an artist.
Abu Jalal graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, participated in many local and international group exhibitions, such as Langkawi Arts Biennale, Malaysia (2014); 4th Biennale Islamic Contemporary Art, Iran (2007); “TUJU Seven Pendekar”, Dubai (2006); “Just for Five” (2000); “Colour Culture Connection”, Australia (1999 and 1995); President Charity Show (1998); International Art Exhibition, Malaysia (1995); “Tresor’s Art” (1994); “ASIA’s Excellence Art Exhibition” (1994); “Shell Discovery Art Exhibition” (1994); “Philippe Charriol Travelling Art Exhibition” (1994); “ASEAN Travelling Art Show” (1993); “Nine Singapore Artists Art Show”, the Netherland (1993); and “Singapore Artist Directory Art Exhibition” (1993); also exhibited in Singapore Malay Art Society (APAD) (1993 – 2014); TUJU Group Show (2006 – 2012); Modern Art Society’s local and international Group Exhibitions, Asian International Art Exhibition (2000 – 2013).
He held two solo exhibitions in Singapore (1999 and 1995). He received the Most Promising Artist Award in the Philippe Charriol Art Competition (1994 and 1995) and Distinction (1993 and 1995); Juror’s Choice Honourable mentioned and Philippe Morris, ASEAN Art Award (1995).
His artworks are collected by Singapore Art Museum, Ministry of Education (Singapore), Singapore Police Force, Singapore Tourism Board, Philippe Charriol (Singapore), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Singapore), High Commissioner of Malaysia, Singapore Changi Chapel Museum, Centrepoint Properties (Singapore), PICO Art International (Singapore), NTUC (Singapore), Singapore Sports Council, City Development Limited (Singapore), Westfries Museum in Netherlands, Malacca Ministry of Culture, Royal Palace of Brunei, Tourism Department (Government of Dubai), Ministry of Culture & Tourism of Malaysia and many other local and overseas private collectors.
Contact: +65 9664 7914