Ritu Sood gained a Masters degree in Painting from the Slade School of Art, studying Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art and Norwich School of Art before that. Sood has established a reputation with numerous group exhibitions and several poignant solo exhibitions of her paintings. Sood’s paintings are widely regarded as eloquent commentaries on human experience. Her paintings are held in international public and private collections.
Teaching is integral to her practice as a painter. Sood teaches in London and lectures at Art Schools and public spaces alongside her exhibitions. Sood also makes guest appearances as a commentator on BBC Radio and Television programmes. She currently lives in London.
On Ritu Sood’s Paintings
“As long as I can work, I want to be effective with my art”
- Käthe Kollwitz
The essence of Ritu Sood’s paintings is that human experience is shareable. Sood’s paintings use languages innately understood by us all – rich colours of nature, life size figures and emotion. At times the canvases are expansive – life size figures rest in seductive colour fields, lining the walls with their stories. These quietly powerful works have an intimacy that transcends into the universality of human experience.
Sood also creates paintings using nature’s palette, at once evoking scenes, mindspaces and moods. These paintings explore our instinctive need for colour, beauty and nature. Ritu Sood draws as a means to discovering and understanding what she sees. Sood seeks to further understand how our bodies and faces evoke emotion and also how emotions go on to shape our appearances.
In Sood’s artworks we encounter spaces of hope that invite us to journey into their realms and go on to share the experience.