Deserted Scapes: Works by Bhartti Verma

28 June - 27 July 2021

Bhartti Verma’s paintings have an immersive quality to them that serenade the viewer into her world. Suffused with mystery, her interiors show signs of habitation and abandonment at the same time, while giving us glimpse of the outside world, which seems equally distant and deserted. Known for her hyper realistic paintings, Bhartti locates us within these isolated interiors where time seems to stand still, as we are surrounded with clues to its past. 


Bhartti Verma (b.1987) is a contemporary artist based in New Delhi. She acquired a Master's and Bachelor’s degree in Painting from College of Art, New Delhi in 2012 and 2010 respectively and was a Gold Medalist. She had a solo exhibition ‘The Post Human Metropolis’, at Art Heritage Gallery in 2014. Her recent participations include ‘the body’, Curated by Johny ML in Shanghumugham Art Museum, Kerala in 2019 and ‘Emerging Canvas V - Indo-Korea Group Show Curated by Vaishnavi Ramnathan in Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai in 2018. She has received several awards including the Wade Asia young artist award in 2018, ‘The H K Kejriwal Young Artist Award’ by Mahua Art Gallery & Kejriwal Foundation, Bangalore in 2016 and First Award for Painting, Kala Sahitya Parishad, New Delhi in 2014. Bhartti has been part of many residencies including Arts4All in Sanskriti Kendra Anandgram, New Delhi in 2015 and Research Grant Scholarship by Lalit Kala Akademi, Garhi Studios, New Delhi 2013-14 to name a few. She has also participated in many workshops and camps.She lives and works in New Delhi.