Over the last 40 years, Jamali has created some 5,000 figurative pen and ink drawings. They are masterfully executed on handmade archival paper, or cork paper with minimal color. As a classically trained painter, inspiration from classical Italian figurative motifs evokes a lyrical beauty in Jamali’s drawings. Linear elements reminiscent of images of an ancient past combine with a dark sense of humor. Jamali conceived and executed each drawing as a final, complete statement - none were ever intended as a preliminary sketch for a painting. In this regard their value is exceptionally high.