Karim Hamid was born on 31 July, 1966. He received a BFA from Brighton University in 1990 and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute four years later.
Hamid’s concepts are based on the visual dialogue between representations of the female figure and the male gaze throughout (art) history. The distortion and exaggeration of the human body are his attempt to reinvent the female form and a reproach of an onslaught of media superficiality that promotes idealization and objectification of women, he explains.
Using unspecified found imagery and paint, Hamid endeavours to capture the psychological state of his subject in an honest and truthful manner, which he refers to as ‘broader composure’. His work has been exhibited across Europe and the United States.