Nelson Jamal

b 1981 Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Art for me is more than decoration. Art is the result of creative energy, opening its creator, as well as the viewer, to new visionary worlds.

Inside this world, my thoughts are free and the space for ideas is infinite. Who I am and who I strive to be, is in my hand alone. Whether painting, sketching, animating movies or designing stage sets – the ways and possibilities to express my ideas are as versatile as the perspectives I want to share.

Through my studies, in the field of stage and costume design, I have gained access to the moving picture.

“Minna von Barnhelm” was at that time one of the first test films in this field. After a few operas and plays, then followed “Idomeneo in moving pictures”, my first cartoon. “Life is a dream” is my current film project in cooperation with the artist Ivan Ivanov. The film will be released in July of this year.

After working for many years in the fields of painting and mural art, the step to the moving picture has been a great enrichment for me, and is still an integral part of my artistic work.


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Vita

Education 
  • 2006-2013 Student at Weißensee Art Academy Berlin, Graduated with a Diploma Degree in Stage- and Costume designer
  • 2001-2004 Professional training at the furniture carpenter workshop Wagner & Wagner in Berlin-Zehlendorf, graduated as certified furniture carpenter
Artistic Work 
  • 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
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 
  • 2017 Group exhibition for the symposium "40 years living city Marzahn" in Berlin Biesdorf "Dit Lebm inna plate is colorful" - 6-piece paper work on the subject of Marzahn
  • 2017 Group exhibition „Acht Tage Marzahn“ in Berlin Marzahn - „Dit Lebm inna Platte is bunt“- 6 part paper work regarding the theme of Marzahn
  • 2007 Group exhibition in “Gesundheitszentrum Berlin-Lichtenberg” (Healthcare center Berlin-Lichtenberg) “Their Biggest Challenge“ and “Poisonous Breath“ - two canvas artworks regarding the theme Tuberculosis
  • 2007 In collaboration with Christian Awe for his solo exhibition in the gallery “VONDERBANK“, in Berlin-Mitte - “Struggle“ 42 piece large format canvas artwork

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