KAJAHL: Reviving the Ancient Archives Through Art

KAJAHL: Reviving the Ancient Archives Through Art

Contemporary artists KAJAHL revives historical objects through painting. Working with oil on canvas he creates figures that transcend time, histories and narratives.

KAJAHL’s process entails sifting through history, both amassing and archiving imagery ranging from ancient art, vintage ethnography, historical portraiture and landscape, to strange alternative histories, pseudoscience, and the absurd. In Unearthed Entities, KAJAHL depicts a range of figures such as an alchemist, astronomer, cryptid-like amphibian, high-ranking dignitaries, and a navigational explorer. In this sense, a playful dissonance is achieved in what we would normally presume to be a tradition that depicts heroic leaders from a bygone era.

Pensive Gaze (Turquoise Breastplate) Oil on canvas/panel 32×24 lnches

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Oil on canvas/panel 36×30 Inches.

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Oil on linen/panel 36×24 Inches

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Oil on canvas over panel 30 x 24 Inches

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Oil on canvas over panel. 30×24 Inches 2017

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Scientific Method Oil on canvas over wood and aluminum panel. 38×30 Inches 2016

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Explorer/Navigator II Oil on canvas over wood panel. 40 x 30 Inches 2016

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Oil on canvas 24×20 Inches 2016

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Oil on canvas over wood panel. 16×16 inches. 2016

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Explorer / Navigator l Oil on linen over wood panel. 24 x 24 Inches 2016

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Oil on linen over wood panel. 30×24 Inches. 2016

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Oil on linen over wood panel. 30 x 24 inches 2016 Terrestrial

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Oil on canvas over wood panel. 24×20 inches. 2015

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Aquatic / Submerged Oil on Canvas 24×24 Inches 2015

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Oil on Canvas 30×24 Inches 2014

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Kajahl Portfolio
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