Tahir Carl Karmali (Kenyan, born 1987)
Untitled from the series Jua Kali, 2014
Signed ‘signature’ (verso)
Edition 3/7 photograph print on archival pigment
94 x 64 cm (inclusive of border)
Sold Ksh 410,900
Provenance: direct from the artist
Tahir Carl Karmali is a visual artist who was born and raised in Nairobi, but now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
This photographic print is from an edition of 7 with 2 artist proofs and is from the series Jua Kali, in which Karmali creates surreal portraits inspired by the opportunism and perseverance of artisans from Nairobi’s informal sector.
This body of work has been exhibited worldwide, including the travelling exhibition Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design, 2016, at Lagos Photo Festival, and Art Basel, 2015. He won the POPCAP ’15 Prize for Contemporary African Photography and was named by Forbes as one of fifteen Africans rebranding the face of the continent.
Karmali received a Masters of Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York.