The Child Factor
An International Art Exhibition
(February15 through September 15, 2021)
Kartik began his artistic journey as a child in Mumbai watching his uncle, who was an architect. As an adult he was able to travel through India, the Middle East, Africa, and other Asian countries before settling in Mississauga. Kartik was constantly inspired by what he saw while traveling, such as the architecture of the Balinese temples, Hagia Sophia museum, and the natural beauty of the Serengeti. Kartik has tried to distill the colours and vibrancy of the lives he witnessed into his artwork.
He is a multimedia artist, incorporating acrylic, oil, gel, clay, charcoal and sculpture into his work. He creates abstract, surrealist artwork as this allows him to represent the feelings of freedom he experiences while in a creative space.
As an artist of Indo-Canadian heritage it has influenced his work as well has brought his cultural experiences into his art. Paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and MF Hussain are his all-time favorites. He adores hearing and playing the retro and latest Bollywood music. His forte is portraits, horses, semi-abstract and still life. Kartik's art is displayed in several private and corporate collections.
As an artist, I challenge myself to develop paintings that speak both to me and others about certain very serious social issues that get pushed aside. This brings emotions out of me which I use as freedom to show the realities. My work with acrylic colors on stretched canvas highlight the Child labor in India's mica mines in the eastern state of Bihar. This mica gets consumed by cosmetic manufacturers internationally and ends up on women faces who may not know the agony that an underprivileged child goes through.
Beauty and the Beast Beneath
We should be buying our cosmetic products responsibly as the least possible help we could do to help the ill-fated children who deserve a much better.
Hero of Innocents
Kailash Satyarthi the Nobel prize Winner has saved over 81,000 children from child labour in India, his quotes are very inspiring for any common man who would want to make a slightly contribution in eradicating this evil from the planet.
As per one published data in 2019, more than 22,000 children work at mica mines of Jharkhand and Bihar states in India. It is quite unfortunate that certain cosmetic companies in some countries making killing profits not giving a single bit of importance to the lives on innocent souls.
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Portions of the art sale proceeds will go to these two charities. Click to learn more about their work.