Nailed it Series No.81
81 x 81 x 4 cm
acrylic paint, thread and nails on wood
Born in 1986 in Agra, India
Lives & works in New Delhi, India
Sumit claims to have been experimental since childhood. Be it drawing, sketching, cooking, painting or photography, he always liked to do something no one has ever thought of, by adding his signature element to the task. To achieve this, Sumit creates his own painting tools to go with the techniques he thinks of.
“I usually discover different techniques to paint and construct my own tools to put the ideas into action. I pick up a theme and make a series of paintings on them. When the technique gets repetitive, I wait for another inspiration to strike, and I move onto the next series,” professes Sumit. He does not have any ‘patented style’ as he terms it to be mere repetition and limits an artist’s creativity. He adds on saying that his works are not entirely skill based as a skill needs to be perfected by doing it repeatedly; “My art is more about the excitement of how beautiful strokes and patterns can emerge from experimentation, I believe in having fun in my studio and my art is end result of it.” He also believes in impulsive acts of making art and its surprising results; “For me it is not about the number of hours spent in making one artwork or extreme skills of perfection. Its mostly impulsive with a playful skill that comes along involving certain movements, measures, materials and tools which leads to a satisfying end result.”
MSc. International Fashion Marketing, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, 2007-08
BSc Hons. Marketing, University of Bradford, UK, 2004-07
'Fluid Resonance', Solo exhibit by Sumit Mehndiratta, Bestcollegeart Gallery, New Delhi, India, 2017
'Solo show by Sumit Mehndiratta', Gallery Alerid, Impulse arts Gallery, New Delhi, India. September 2011
Movement in Art, Group exhibit of 8 artists at Pullman, Dubai Creek City Centre, February-April 2020, UAE.
Goa Affordable Art Fair, 2nd Edition, Museum of Goa, Goa, India 2019-2020
"Awakening", LGBT Group show at Hotel Lalit Great Eastern, Kolkata, organised by InsideOut Delhi, 2019
"Awakening", LGBT Group show at Art Junction Gallery, Hotel Lalit, organised by InsideOut Delhi, Connaught Place, New Delhi, 2019
Group show by Art4You Gallery at The Art Expo, New York, 2019
"Nailed it Series", Group exhibit by PetitMorpho Gallery at Art Future Taipei, Taiwan, 2019
"Karmascope Series", Exhibit by ArtRooms London, Melia White House, London, UK, 2019
"Refracted Lives", LGBT Group show at Art Junction Gallery, Hotel Lalit, Connaught Place, New Delhi, 2018
Group show at MAD Gallery Milano from October 2018 to October 2019, Milan, Italy
'WeContemporary Palermo', MUSA International Art Space, Palazzo Castrone di Santa Ninfa, Palermo, Italy, 2018
"Nailed it Series", Wall sculpture exhibit by Petit Morpho Gallery at Art Fair Asia Fukuoka, Japan, September 2018
"Value Beyond", Group Exhibition by Gallery Veda, July 2018, Chennai, India.
"Absolute Abstract", Group Exhibition by Art Smiley Art Gallery at Hilton, Dubai, UAE, May 2018
"Neoflora", Group exhibition with Art Smiley Art Gallery at World Art Dubai Art Fair, April 2018, Dubai, UAE
"Edelweiss Pallate Art Show Part 2" Charity Fundraiser by Edelgive Foundation, February 2018, New Delhi, India.
"Within Reach", 7th Edition Presented by Burgundy Events at Gallery Nvya, Saket, 2016, New Delhi, India.
"Edelweiss Pallate Art Show" Charity Fundraiser by EdelGive Foundation, February, 2016, Mumbai, India.
"God Particle", AIFACS (All India Fine Art & Crafts Society), New Delhi, August 2015, India.
"Indian Art Foundation Group Exhibition", Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, February 2015 New Delhi, India.
'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.
'Simply Strokes Part 2', Open palm court gallery, India Habitat Centre New Delhi, Jan 2013, India
'Simply Strokes part 1', Visual arts gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi, Nov, 2012, India
'Shutters and brushes', Manchester amateur photographic arts society, Manchester, UK, August 2008
Series of Limited edition prints for the Raffles Resort, 5 star luxury resort based in Maldives, January 2020.
Large scale abstract works for a Chinese Bank in Houston, Texas 2019.
Black and white abstract drawings and painting Project with FSCA in collaboration with K. Associates for drawing and acrylic works in Mumbai, India.
Triptych Wall art installation at WIPRO headquarters in Coimbatore, TN, commissioned through ArtFlute Gallery based in Coimbatore, India, 2019.
Thread Artworks commissioned by Indiewalls for display at Dulles Airport Terminal, Washington DC, USA, 2019.
Limited edition archival prints for a project in Hyatt Place/House, Indianapolis, USA, 2019.
The Four Seasons, Dubai, Wall Sculpture installations at Burj Alshaya, Kuwait, 2018
The AC Hotels Project- Wall sculpture installations for AC Hotels by JW Marriott, Texas, USA, 2017
The Bahamas Resort Project - Commissioned black and white floral photographic prints for 100 rooms, USA, 2017
Project with SPM Hospitality Group, UAE. Digital art, mixed media art, wall sculptures and wall hangings commissioned, Hyderabad, India, May 2018
Artist Feature at Better Interior Magazine, January 2020 Issue, India
Artist feature at Aesthetica Magazine, Dec-Jan Issue, 2019-20
Artist Feature at JaamZin Creative art magazine, Sept-Oct Issue, 2019
Artist Feature at Worldwide Art Magazine, California October issue, USA, 2019
Interview by Artzine Magazine, Singapore, May, 2019
La Critica: Sumit Mehndiratta, Artelista Magazine, April 2019
ArtMajeur Occitanie magazine, 2019, France.
We Contemporary, International Art Catalog Edition, Italy, 2018
Fall Catalog 2018, Saatchi Art, California, USA, 2018
Article on Artist Sumit Mehndiratta by Digital CMO Digest, India, 2017
The Sow's Ear Quarterly, Winchester, Virginia, USA, 2017
The Nonprofit Quarterly, Boston, MA, USA, 2016
Better Interiors Magazine, Artist of the Month, India, 2011
BBC Good homes Magazine, Budget Beauties, India, 2010