Jamali is the creator of the most innovative surfaces in the history of art, in fact, the most highly original artist to emerge in our time. He has a unique faculty for creating new styles and techniques in painting. These innovations are decisive new steps in art history that push the limits of imaginative frontiers. Jamali’s methods of painting with his feet, outdoors, and working with the elements over long periods of time, pushes the technical and expressive limits of these materials. To understand the significance of Jamali’s materials is to understand how the materials are inseparable from the meaning of the works.