Max Kamundi (Tanzanian, born 1971)
Untitled, circa 1995
Signed ‘Max’ (lower right)
Oil on canvas
165 x 119.7 cm
Ksh 400,000 – 600,000
(US$) 4,200 – 6,300
Provenance: Private collection

Born in 1971 in Ndanda, southern Tanzania, Kamundi grew up in a community where art flourished, among fellow artists such as Sayuki Matindiko, Robino Ntila, and Damian Msagula. Many artists received support from a nearby Abbey of Benedictine missionaries. At the age of 18, Kamundi moved to Dar es Salaam and later to Nairobi were he painted for four years. Kamundi’s style went beyond what was typical of the region of his origin, developing unique compositions where groups of people, animals and objects jostled across large canvases. Max Kamundi currently lives in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.