I'm Sumit Mehndiratta. I'm a self-taught artist and have been working with online art galleries since 2007. I've been exhibiting my works, both group and solo shows across The UK and India. My main genre of work is abstraction and prominent in most of the works which I do, be it any medium. I love abstraction and the fact that everyone perceives it differently. It brings me pleasure to see how people relate to different shapes and colors, and interpret them differently. It feels as if I've created something more than I intended to and that's the beauty of it. I've always been experimental since childhood. Be it drawing, sketching, cooking, painting or photography.
I always liked to do something no one has ever thought of by adding my signature element to the task. And now, even to paint on the canvas, I sometimes create my own painting tools to go with the techniques i think of. For example, the scoop series in my folio is done with a palette knife I constructed out of a wooden-rubber scoop used in screen printing. I usually think of different techniques that I discover by myself, construct my own tools and put the ideas into action. I pick up a theme and make a series of paintings from them.
When the technique gets repetitive, I wait for another inspiration to strike I and move onto the next series. I hope you have a great time browsing my collection. If you want to know anything about me or my works, please feel free to talk to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to talk to you.
'Strings Attached', United Art Fair 2nd Edition, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, 2013, India
'Art to heart, season 4', Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi, April 2013, India.
'Simple Stokes Part 2', Open palm court gallery, India Habitat Centre New Delhi, Jan 2013, India
'Simply Stokes part 1', Visual arts gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi, Nov, 2012, India
'Shutters and brushes', Manchester arts society, Manchester, UK, August 2008
'Solo show by Sumit Mehndiratta', Gallery Alerid, Impulse arts Gallery, New Delhi, India. September 2011
'Solo show by Sumit Mehndiratta', Gallery Alerid, Impulse arts Gallery,New Delhi, India. December 2010