Deepak Kathait (b. 1988, India) is a contemporary artist, his multidisciplinary oeuvre traverse between drawing and painting, photography, print, collage, mixed media, text, video and digital-based art. Through his practice, Deepak meditates upon the spiritual, metaphysics & nature, simultaneously he explores diverse themes e.g religion, erotic art from prehistoric Asia, consumerism & daily streets.
He lives and works in London, UK.
Deepak has shown his work with Gujral Foundation in New Delhi, at the photography project space and Royal College of Art’s work in progress show. He also had several other shows at Lalit Kala Academy, India Habitat Centre, (AIFACS) All India Fine Art and Craft Society, (IIC) India International Centre for Culture & at Gallery Romain Roland, Alliance Frances in New Delhi.
Deepak earned his BFA from the College of Art, New Delhi in 2010 since he consistently developed his studio practice without concerning the art market.
Currently, Deepak is a scholar at the Royal College of Art London, he graduates this summer 2020.
MA, Royal College of Art, 2020
BFA, New Delhi College of Art, 2006-2010
Summer Photography Course, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi 2013
2017, Gujral Foundation, New Delhi, India
2018, Photography Project Space, Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group) 2018 WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2017, Gallery Roland Romain, New Delhi, India (Group)
2016, Art Junction Gallery, The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi, India (Group)
2014, All India Fine Art and Craft Society, New Delhi, India (Group)
2012, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India (Group)
2010, College of Art, New Delhi, India (Group)
2010, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India (Group)
Auctions and Fairs
AucArt, February Online Auctions, 2020 Off Print, Tete Modern 2019
Internship and Assisting
Tarun Khiwal Studio, New Delhi 2010/11
Indian Institute of Photography, 2016-18 Pearl Academy, New Delhi, 2016-18
Awards Hans Cultural Centre 2018. Independent Photographer Awards, Honourable Mention, 2018
The merit of Excellence Awards, College of Art, New Delhi 2010
Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India scholarship to young artist 2014-16
IPA, International Photography Awards, Honourable Mention 2010,11,16
In the culture of consuming excessive information
& feeding intellectual desire/lust.
Let only leave the work of art to be and free,
a complete visual experience.
And let it delve us in the ambiguity.
Then even if you, as a creator wonders,
how it arrived/born
And let you consistently thrive the unrealised
Let it try to make meaning in the meaninglessness
Let’s live & let it live free,
Or die if it dies in the gaze of a seer,
in seeking mere meaning or no meaning,
in a meaningless or the meaningful.
As a part of rca2020 online show, Deepak presents his different series of work in progress theme explores the spiritual, metaphysics & nature. He experiments with various mediums, materials, techniques across the medium e.g. photography, drawing, painting, print & digital media & invents his ways of making combining abstraction & minimalism.
The various projects called untitled at this stage of work in progress.