Kamal Shah (Kenyan, born 1953)
Caress, circa 1998
Mixed media on canvas
61.6 x 61.3 cm
Ksh 220,000 – 300,000
(US$) 2,300 – 3,200
Provenance: Direct from the artist

Sold Ksh 281,760

Kamal Shah was born and lives in Kenya, and is of Indian origin. He studied English Literature and Fine Art followed by a postgraduate diploma in Textile Design at Leeds University, UK. His paintings and mixed media work draw on his African, Asian and European upbringing, using motifs and references from all these cultures, often creating work that is spiritual in content or quality.

Shah is a renowned and popular artist in Nairobi. He has exhibited regularly in Nairobi, Copenhagen, Mumbai, Goa and London, including a group show entitled Sanctuary, Home Away, The Common Ground at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS University, London, 2014. He undertakes many commissions in Kenya and his work can be found in many corporate collections, such as Commercial Bank of Africa and the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.