Meraki by Niyamat Mehta Showcasing 27 sculptures, this exhibition beautifully interplays consumerism and artistic expression, drawing inspiration from her global journey through Florence, London, and New Delhi. From exquisite depictions of the “Polo Bear” in Indian sartorial elegance to life-size bronze sculptures exploring the spectrum of human emotions, Mehta’s art reflects profound depth and surreal beauty. Her works, heavily inspired by surrealism and the influence of masters like Salvador Dali and Leonardo da Vinci, pay homage to her Indian heritage while bridging artistic cultures. Join us on 18th Aug for the opening day to witness this captivating exhibit.
Date: 18th– 22nd Aug
Venue: Bikaner House, New Delhi
About Niyamat Mehta-
Niyamat Mehta (b. 1999) is a rising artist whose artistic vision has garnered significant attention within the art world.
From being the youngest artist on display at the Pallazo Albrizzi in the 2022 Venice Biennale, to showcasing her work at the Kensington Town Hall in London,Artesfera di Valmadrerain Rome and more, Mehta is cementing her reputation in the art world. In an interview with Firenze Yes Please, she cited theever contemporary form of Beethoven’s final String Quartets as inspirations for her work, which despite being written almost two centuries ago, baffle the most avante garde artists to this date. Immersed in the thriving galleries of London, Mehta draws from the interplay between consumerism and artistic expression, channelling elements of surrealism influenced by Leonora Carrington and Man Ray.
While many of her most celebrated works are commentaries on the prevailing zeitgeist, Mehta received hertraining in theadvanced pedagogical methodof Robert Bodem called ‘drawing in space’. At sixteen, she was selected as a protégé to Master Sculptor Jason Arkles in Florence, Italy. Expanding her technique under Arkles, she made portraits from life using the sight size method of the Old Masters and went on to study as the youngest student at the prestigious Florence Academy of Art.