With silence, stillness, and a capacity for wonder, Sood’s artistic focus revolves around exploring the intricacies of human experience, going beyond the superficial aspects of everyday life to unveil the intangible.
Eluding anchoring the works in a single experience or a linear revelation, Sood carefully choreographs with multiple components in painted collages, opening a dialogue and allowing each to enter and take their part.
Sood almost merges his figures with their environments, not to be obscured, but poised and assured they seem to annex the spaces beyond their being and beyond the seen, to a more expansive sphere.
Born in Shimla, India in 1986, Kartik Sood obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in Painting from the College of Art, New Delhi. He went on to pursue post-graduate work in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U, Baroda, where he was awarded the Nasreen Mohamedi Scholarship. Kartik continued to expand his practice through participation in artist residencies, including the Gasworks Residency in London (2014), Pro Helvetica Residency (2014), and IAAB Studios (2014) in Basel, Switzerland and at the NTU Center for Contemporary Art in Singapore (2017). Kartik’s work has been showcased at various exhibitions and events, such as the 1st Yinchuan Biennale, as well as through collaborations with organizations such as the Kadist Art Foundation and Khoj. His works are in the collection of The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi.
Kartik lives and works between Goa and New Delhi, India.