A self-taught multi-disciplinary 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 experimental mediums like digital art, mixed media and wall sculptures.
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.”
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 AnimalAidUnlimited.org who treat and shelter injured animals from the city.
MSc. International Fashion Marketing, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2008, UK
BSc. Hons. Marketing, Bradford University, 2007, UK
Goa Affordable Art Fest, Goa, India, 2019-2020
The Art Expo, New York, USA, 2019
Art Future Taipei, Taiwan, 2019
Art Rooms London, UK, 2019
MUSA International Art Space, Italy, 2018
Art Fair Asia Fukuoka, Japan, 2018
World Art Dubai, UAE, 2018
Charity Fundraiser by Edelgive Foundation, India, 2018
Charity Fundraiser by Edelgive Foundation, India, 2016
United Art Fair, New Delhi, India, 2013
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
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, India, 2010
'Fluid Resonance', Solo exhibit by Sumit Mehndiratta, curated by Pooja Mishra at ArtDistrict XIII, New Delhi, India, November 2017
'Solo show by Sumit Mehndiratta', Gallery Alerid, Impulse arts Gallery, New Delhi, India. September 2011
Goa Affordable Art Fair, 2nd Edition, Museum of Goa, Goa, 2019-2020, India.
Awakening, Group show of LGBTQIA+ artists in The Lalit Great Eastern hotel, Kolkata, India.
Awakening, an Art Competition organised by InsideOut Delhi, an LGBTQIA+ group to support and showcase community artists, November 2019, India
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 hotel, London, UK, 2019
"Refracted Lives", LGBT Group show at Art Junction Gallery, Hotel Lalit, Connaught Place, New Delhi.
'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, 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
Thread Artworks commissioned by Indiewalls for display at Dulles Airport Terminal, Washington DC, 2019, USA.
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, 2017, Texas, USA
The Bahamas Resort Project- Commissioned black and white floral photographic prints for 100 rooms, USA, 2017
Project with SPM Hospitality Group. Digital art, mixed media art, wall sculptures and wall hangings commissioned, Hyderabad, India, May 2018