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Kartik Sood, Spirits on a sacred ocean, 2012. Archival ink, gouache, watercolour on archival paper. © The Artist

Kartik Sood, Palace of dreams, 2012. Archival ink, gouache, watercolour on archival paper. © The Artist

Trained as a painter, Kartik Sood’s artworks all originate from an initial observation, story or recorded sound from his daily life, extending from this autobiographical beginning his work grows into a process combining and applying different materials ranging from gouache paintings and moving images to dream-like installations incorporated with archive photos and found objects. By fusing materials, appropriating and manipulating objects, his work explores the tension which arises between the handmade and mechanical, the material and the concept. Drawing upon his own life, places, sounds and conversations from the everyday, and inspired by literature, music and the world around him, Sood’s work is more than anything about creating ambiguous narratives and the act storytelling.

For his residency at Gasworks, Sood intends to research and create a project based on stories of dislocation and boundaries, by investigating notions of home and foreign land.


Kartik Sood works and lives between Baroda and Delhi, India. His work has been exhibited at Sakshi gallery, Mumbai, India (2013); latitude28, New Delhi, India (2011); and Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi, India (2010). He was awarded the FICA Emerging Artist Award in 2013.

This residency is supported by The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation and Charles Wallace India Trust.