Artist Statement

As an artist, I explore the profound connections between imagination, reality, and emotions. Inspired by Anaïs Nin’s insight that “Unexpressed emotions will never die; they are buried alive and will come forth later,” I strive to unveil the rich tapestry of my inner self and personal experiences through my art. Each creation serves as a chapter in my ongoing journey, intricately woven and evolving with each brushstroke.

Driven by a relentless curiosity, I delve into the depths of my thoughts and experiences, channeling them into my work to encapsulate life’s fleeting moments. My artistic pursuit transcends mere representation, venturing into realms of im agination and introspection. At the core of my practice is a visual language that articulates the complexities of the unconscious, particularly in relation to reciprocity failure.

Through diverse techniques such as laser cutting and collage, I imbue my works with a naturalistic yet abstract quality. By manipulating light, shadow, and line, I evoke visceral
responses, drawing inspiration from Freud’s insights into the human psyche. My fascination with shadows and the unconscious-conscious continuum drives my exploration of  human perception and existential questioning.

I spotlight the intricate visual aesthetics of urban landscapes, evoking rawness and depth in my compositions. Using a palette of earthly and neutral tones, I invite viewers on an emotive journey into realms of feeling and memory beyond conscious awareness. As I push the boundaries of creativity and innovation, my aim remains to share the essence of my emotions and inspire positive change in those who engage with my art.

In essence, my art is a testament to the transformative power of self-expression, inviting viewers to join me on a deeply personal journey of discovery and contemplation.


Samridhi Khandelwal, an interdisciplinary contemporary artist from India currently residing in the USA, is celebrated for her profound exploration of the interplay between personal experiences and inner consciousness. Completing her Master of Fine Arts in painting from Coventry University (U.K) in 2018 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from AMITY UNIVERSITY, Noida in 2015, Samridhi draws from her diverse academic background to create art that captures the fleeting moments of life with a fusion of imagination and introspection.

Her work is distinguished by its unique blend of naturalistic yet abstract elements, often employing shadows and urban landscapes to provoke existential questioning and evoke deep emotional responses. In 2018, Samridhi was honored with the Finext National Award, recognizing her exceptional talent and contribution to contemporary art.

Samridhi’s artworks have been showcased in prestigious exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Art), New Delhi, India; Yajnaseni, RKG Art & Culture Center, New Delhi, India; EIA, Joyess art gallery, Hyderabad, India; Annual All India Fine Arts Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, India; 92nd Annual All India Art Exhibition AIFACS, New Delhi; Exploring Art is a State of Mind, NIV Art Centre, New Delhi (2019); FINEXT Awards and National Exhibition of Mini Artworks (2018), Bhopal; Uncovered, Coventry (U.K); and MA Expose Postgraduate Showcases, Coventry (U.K), among others.

Samridhi’s art, characterized by a palette of earthly and neutral tones, invites viewers on a profound journey into the depths of their own emotions and memories, encouraging introspection and showcasing the transformative power of self-expression.

Instagram: @Samridhi_art