Patrick Karimi

Patrick Ng’ang’a Karimi is a Kenyan experimental artist and art educator, known for his unique and original style of painting. He began his career as a self-taught artist, learning through books and gallery visits, which eventually led him to Kenya’s famed Gallery Watatu. There, he was able to learn from other artists through apprentice-style training before eventually studying art and education at Kenyatta University, from which he also earned a Master’s degree in Fine Arts. Karimi’s painting techniques are highly experimental and his post-graduate research led him to develop a very personal style of painting, which renders colours in abstract textured impastos with a dotted mosaic effect. “These I call ‘The Dreamings’ because of their striking visual characteristics reminiscent of the Australian Aboriginal Art. I am usually inspired by the colourful African attire and body adornments, and mundane activities especially involving the beauty of the African woman.”

Patrick’s work is on show at Talisman from the 9th of August.