Artist Statement of Kartikey Sharma

"The most important factor in my treatment and life has been blood cells. Cancer and the cure both are associated with cells. I had to go through "stem cell transplant" in which my mother's cells were injected inside me. These cells saved my life. All my paintings are inspired by these cells. Most paintings are covered with thousands and millions of these tiny cells which together make the complete image (look close/zoom in).

All my following work is the documentation of my journey through cancer. This is the representation on my state of mind and how i have progressed through the treatment. It shows patience and strength and also frustration and anger. Pain has been a constant companion and can be seen in most of the paintings, but is always accompanied by a sense of positivism and an endless passion for art - as my paintings neither have a beginning nor an end instead they can extend to infinity."