Abdul drawings mainly show his love of comic book characters and films. These along with scenes from everyday life become a dialogue of things he has observed. Abdul spends time referencing most of his subject matter from books, TV and going to the movies. He then searches for more information on his chosen subject from the internet. The source material is put away and the picture is then drawn from memory, with Abdul adding his own view of the chosen subject.
Abdul works mainly with coloured pens, which is his favourite medium. The colours he uses are an important part of his work and he often repeats the same image with different colourways. The bright colours he chooses combined the subtle humour he incorporates into his work creates fun and imaginative drawings.
Abdul Jalil is a resident artist at ActionSpace’s Newham Studio
- Newham Open Studios, ACAVA Studios, 2017
- Learning Disability Art competition, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, 2017
- The Out There Art Fair, Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios, 2016 (group show)