Jengiz Mahir Musa

Carborro, NC, United States

I regard painting as a physical as much as a spiritual act. I usually work on four to five pieces at a time, disseminated throughout my living space, to the sound of Sufi music. Akin to a dervish dancer, I move from one painting to another, adding and subtracting details as the energy moves me. I work directly with my fingers to convey rawness and immediacy and prefer the coarse surface of wallpaper to traditional canvas, partly for its unconventionality, partly for the possibility of concealing and revealing the underlying motifs. I define my style as Pareidolism, since the figures and shapes I perceive in my paintings are the result of pareidolia–the tendency to identify meaningful images in vague or ambiguous visual patterns. Each artwork is a profound meditation, a mirror onto my personal journey of healing and rebirth.

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Nocturnal, 2020

Oil on canvas

36" x 24"

$1050

Patience, 2022

Mixed media on linen backed wallpaper

44" x 28"

$1350

Tree Of Life And Death, 2021

Oil on canvas

60" x 40"

$1800

The Welcome, 2021

Oil on linen backed wallpaper

54" x 42"

$1950

Scream, 2021

Oil on canvas

40" x 30"

$1300

Saints And Angels, 2022

Mixed media on canvas

36" x 24"

$1050

Naked And Afraid, 2021

Oil on linen backed wallpaper

48" x 36"

$1650

Misunderstood, 2021

Oil on linen backed wallpaper

54" x 39"

$1875

Mama, 2020

Oil on canvas

36" x 24"

$1050

Lust, 2021

Oil on canvas

40" x 30"

$1300

Indifference Of Goodmen, 2021

Oil on linen backed wallpaper

55" x 30"

$1675

Green Fog, 2021

Oil on linen backed wallpaper

54" x 38"

$1850

Glass Cage, 2020

Oil on linen backed wallpaper

54" x 25"

$1525

Flash, Lights, 2021

Oil on linen backed wallpaper

52" x 36"

$1750

Descent, 2021

Oil on linen backed wallpaper

54" x 30"

$1650

Fishing For Soul, 2021

Oil on canvas

50" x 36"

$1700