Jeffar Khaldi’s work reflects on the Palestinian Diaspora and the effects of globalization with a sense of loss and longing. To capture the fleeting free-association of his narratives, he fluidly works within a framework that sometime brings to mind Neo-Expressionism. The urgency with which he paints is evident in both the work’s breadth of scale and his frenzied hand.
In further search of the most direct means of communication, Khaldi incorporates a set symbols and personal mythology. He fuses these elements in a cluttered flight towards “a new reality or . . . an escape from one reality into another.” Sometimes, the resulting mix bears associations of wartime experiences, or frustrations with the Palestinian condition