Vinita Karim, born in 1962, carries with her the forts of Malta, the sand dunes of the Sahara, the city of Dhaka, a boat, the Mediterranean Sea, and enough paint to colour them all. She turns cities into artwork. If only one could reverse the process and enter her dreamy abstract cityscapes, you would see a pure golden sky, deep reds and blues shaping a rolling sea, festively coloured buildings, and a thin cloud stretching endlessly across the sky. Hopping from city to city would take you through Vinita’s memories of Tripoli, Berne, Nuremberg, Manila, Stockholm, Cairo, an underwater city, and a few other places you just won’t find in this world.
Born in Myanmar, educated in Sweden and the Philippines, but originally from India – Vinita’s nomadic lifestyle has led her all over the world. She has taken full advantage of her constantly changing surroundings and applied it to her passion for art. No matter where Vinita goes, through her paintings, sculptures, and installations, she carries with her the rest of the world.
Vinita Karim is currently residing between Dhaka and Delhi. She has held 25 solo shows around the world.
Her display with us is titled Out of the Sunset’s Red an acrylic, embroidery, gold and copper on linen made in 2020.