Born in India, Kartik is an Indo-Canadian artist. He grew up watching his architect uncle designing building plans and this caught his interest towards sketching. He began drawing portraits and received several accolades in school competitions. However, Kartik turned up to become a BBA graduate in marketing from SP University, India in 1992.
He progressed to move to UAE and had a great opportunity to travel to countries in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. His exposure to the rich history, distinctive art, and cultural heritage got him revive his passion to art. He was greatly inspired by the Serengeti ecosystem in East Africa, Islamic designs of mosques in Middle East, the stunning architecture of pyramids & luxor temples, and the majestic temples, palaces & pagodas in Asia.
Kartik received MBA from University of Leicester, UK in 2009 and settled in Canada. His obsession for art continues as he sought to express the meaning of emotional experience rather than physical reality in his paintings. Kartik's motivation comes from uniqueness of colors and behaviors of nature. Paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and MF Hussain are his all time favorites. Kartik's forte is portraits, horses, and semi-abstracts. His work can be seen in private and commercial sites.
As an artist, I challenge myself to develop paintings that speak both to me and to others about the amazing creations that exists around us. Part of my process before I begin painting is to observe the intricacies of what I would paint and imagine it in vivid colors that I am about to recreate. I do not merely want to capture the image with my brushes; rather, with careful, colorful strokes, I want to give life a novel meaning.
I have had a good fortune to live in 3 countries (India, UAE and Canada) for several years and travel to over 25 countries where the light, sky, landscape, people their culture, and architecture are all unlike though so captivating. My work is inspired by outstanding natural beauty and candid emotions everywhere all throughout. I cherish experimenting with diverse mediums like water, acrylic, oil, charcoal, and clay on substrates like canvas, paper and wood boards.
Mississaugua, Ontario, Canada