Nadir Tharani (Tanzanian, born 1952)
Hold On 4, 2016
Signed ‘Tharani’ lower left
Acrylic on canvas
101 x 76 cm

Ksh 150,000-250,000
(US$ 1,400-2,340)
Sold Ksh 281,760

Provenance: direct from the artist

In this work by Nadir Tharani a flickering human form is conjured from layers of semi-transparent brushstrokes. The title indicates the need, and ability, man has to persist through hard times, so that, despite the uneasy mood of the painting, an optimistic view of the world is revealed.

Tharani studied Architecture at UCL in London whilst exploring the visual arts, including graphic and print work, at the same time. He has displayed his works around the UK as well as in Germany, Denmark, Kenya and Tanzania. Selected group exhibitions include the touring exhibition Africa Now in 2008-2009, and East African Encounters, Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi, 2014. His graphic and print work has been shown at various print biennales in London and Berlin, and he has made site-specific architectural installation commissions in London and India.