Shahram Karimi, Look, 2010, Mixed Media on Canvas, 130 x 180 cm
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About Shahram Karimi
Born in 1957, Iran, Shahram Karimi grew up in Shiraz. He is a self made artist who has been successful both in his own country and in the West. Karimi's works have been exhibited in numerous countries ranging from Iran, Turkey, Germany, US, and Switzerland to name a few.

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Shahram Karimi, Children, 2010, 140 x 100 cm, Mixed Media on Fabric (detail)
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Please tell us about your early life as an artist. Were you always interested in being an artist? Did your move to Germany have an impact on your art and the techniques that you employed? How?
I was the youngest child in a cultural and artistic household. I started drawing and painting when I was 9 years old, influenced by my brother Jamshid, who was a painter then. I also had a brother who was a poet. I used to draw the portraits of our guests as a child. I then went to art school and participated in some exhibitions before the age of 18. 
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Press Links

Shoja Azari & Shahram Karimi: The Cold Earth Sleeps Below/My Art Guide
SHAHRAM KARIMI The Rose of Remembrance/The Brooklyn Rail
Shoja Azari and Shahram Karimi at Mana Contemporary/Eastern Art Report
Testimonials
" ...Shahram Karimi is the consummate artist, master of many mediums: painting, drawing, collage, set design, video and poetry. This Iranian born prophet carries battered suitcases blazoned with his itinerant refugee status committed into the very language of his painting...." Read full testimonials
Video Painting by Shahram Karimi
Shoja Azari & Shahram Karimi Video Painting: 'Spring'
Shoja Azari & Shahram Karimi Video Painting: 'Spring'

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