Sneh Mehta

Sneh Mehta is a fine artist of Kenyan-Indian origin based in London. She has an MA in 20th Century Art History from Goldsmiths, a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art from City & Guilds Art School and a BA in Graphic Design (Hull).

Her paintings explore the intangible in life and the fabric of the universe. She questions the structures of experience and consciousness and her painting process mimics the human development of memory, intuition, imagination and perception.

The blank canvas starts with layers of paint that are then scratched through with relevant marks that resonate with the subject matter being explored. The 'immaterial' comes to life through colour and mark making using various implements such as combs, twigs, silicone rubber tools besides a paintbrush. Her use of vibrant colours references her childhood experiences of having grown up in Kenya surrounded by the colourful tribal cultures especially the Masai tribe and from her Indian origins.

She was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize 2016 and shown at the Walker Gallery, the Royal Academy Summer show 2012, Jerwood Space 2007, New Greenham Arts 2004, The Marmite Prize 2006 and Sussex Open 1998/95. Her work is in many private and some public collections and has been re-viewed by NY Arts magazine 2004 and Contemporary Art magazine 2005.


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