Karim Ghidinelli was born in Brescia, Italy. After growing up traveling throughout Europe and Africa often, Karim moved to London, England in 1995 to attend the Chelsea College of Art and Design. In Savannah, Georgia he completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in painting. Karim has since moved to Miami and now lives and works in upstate New York.
Karim’s work is based upon passage, mark, and assurance. As his work documents the passage of others, it simultaneously assures the artist of his own journey. The mutation from print, to portrait, to metal, oil or collage represents the myriad of influences Karim draws upon when composing his thoughts. Karim’s work needs to achieve a political identity and needs to express its provenance or dissidence, as life constantly reminds us of the inevitability of politics.
Photography and video by Bas Berkhout