Kirti is a Kenyan born British citizen of Indian origin. His work has been widely exhibited in various museums and art galleries throughout the U.K. and abroad and has been featured several times on TV documentaries in many countries. His work can be seen in both public and private collections world wide. He has taught in many art colleges in the U.K. and Ireland.
Kirti Mandir is deeply involved with community art and also related music projects. In his art he expresses the simple and serene, with inspiration coming from prehistoric art, anthropomorphic sculptures and functional objects. His work is mostly based on human forms using a variety of materials including bronze, stone and wood and combining modern and traditional techniques. His sculptures are often based on the theme of Genesis and the theme of his paintings is Equilibrium.
Statement from Kirti: "In my art I try and express the simple and serene, with inspiration coming from prehistoric art anthropormorphic sculptures and functional objects. My work is mostly based on human form. I use a variety of materials including bronze, stone and wood and combine modern and traditional techniques. I was born in Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, but then moved to India at a young age to study. I later moved on to stay in Britain where I have remained, I feel that contrasting places where I have lived has greatly influenced my art.