Vinita Karim has lived and worked throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Her landscapes draw on her travel and experiences across different cultures and nations. Widely travelled since her childhood, Vinita has infused different elements from a variety of cultures that she has been exposed to. The Moghul miniatures, Arabic calligraphy, intricate embroideries from Bangladesh, use of gold-leaf from Egypt, combined with an art background from Sweden and Philippines are a few of the factors which have contributed to the rich pageantry of her art-making.
Contemporary art is truly an art of the world. It comes from the whole world, and frequently tries to imagine the world as a differentiated yet inevitably connected whole. Vinita’s art is diverse, the key characteristic of the contemporary world we live in today.
Vinita’s gilt-leafed canvases are set around lands lived and imagined, in histories and geographies of her choosing, places rich with meaning and life despite the physical absence of human figures. Hers are narratives built around lifelines of water, in cities with significant sea histories. Established, layer by layer, with lines which are repositories of those memories, she combines the blazing sun in Egypt with the waterways of Philippines, the banks of Tripoli with the lakes of Switzerland.
Vinita’s unique style has captured the imagination of art lovers across the world and is responsible for placing her amongst the top tier of contemporary artists of India.
With 25 solo exhibitions to her credit, her work is shown and collected around the globe. She has recently exhibited in India Art Fair, India; Sikka Art Fair, Dubai; Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh; the Arabian Wings Auction, Saudi Arabia; and the Asian Art Biennale in Bangladesh. She has earned a diploma in Fine Arts from Gerlesborg Art Institute in Stockholm and an MFA from University of Philippines in Manila.
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