Nails, acrylic paint and cotton thread on wooden panel
Dimensions: 66cm (H) x 188cm (W) x 5.1cm (D) / 26" (H) x 74" (W) x 2" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
This piece comes in an open white wooden frame. The framing is done in a way that a glass panel can be added to the frame if necessary.
I like creating geometrical patterns through various mediums. I like them to be precise in terms of their shape and construction. Using threads and nails has been one of the many creative ways I could use to make geometrical shapes and have fun with them. Each nail is hammered individually and then I weave the threads through the nails by hand until I get the desired shape and its placement onto the framed wall sculpture. As the hands move from one nail to another, the thread interweaves and creates complex geometrical patterns. Its a meditative, calculative process which create a beautiful intricate geometric patterns. Around 850 yards of thread is used in this artwork. The plywood in the background is painted with acrylic paint.
Hometown: New Delhi
Based in: New Delhi
A self-taught multidisciplinary artist, Sumit Mehndiratta has pursued Master of Science in international fashion marketing from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has worked with online art galleries and exhibited his works, both group and solo shows across the UK, UAE, Japan, Italy, China and India. He has also worked on several projects in the US, UK and UAE.
Sumit enjoys making artworks from different mediums that please the mind and soul of the individual. Describing his style of work, the Delhi-based artist avers, “My main genre of work is nature and abstraction, which is prominent in most of the works. I love abstraction and the fact that everyone perceives it differently. It brings me pleasure to see how people relate to different shapes and colours, and interpret them differently.”
Sumit works aren't restricted to one style or medium of work. His works range from generic mediums such as canvas and paper to digital art, mixed media, wall sculptures and photography.
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 skill-based as a skill needs to be perfected by doing it repeatedly; 'My art is more about the excitement of how beautiful the strokes and patterns can emerge from experimentation'. Sumit strives to portray feelings of happiness, calmness, serenity, vibrancy and energy through his works that coalesce motifs, psychedelic patterns and elements of nature in a soothing colour palette. Well, he terms art as a process of making visually appealing works which is one of his main motives to create art. Sumit also focuses on giving back to nature from what he earns as an artist. On collecting Sumit Mehndiratta's artwork, you help him contribute 10% of his earnings to an Animal Welfare organisation based in Delhi called Friendicoes who treat and shelter injured animals from the city.
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
'Solo show by Sumit Mehndiratta', Gallery Alerid, Impulse arts Gallery, New Delhi, India. December 2010
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.
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.
"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
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
We Contemporary, International Art Catalog Edition, Italy, 2018
Fall Catalog 2018, Saatchi Art, California, USA, 2018
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
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