Born and bred within a family of artists, art and life remained indistinguishable for Ratnadeep. He evolved as an artist from a young age and consequently widened his knowledge and skillset through formal training at Sir JJ School of Art - one of Asia's most renowned art colleges. He went on to achieve significant success beginning with his first solo exhibition, Memoirs of the unreal city and findings through journeys, 1998, Mumbai to his latest exhibition, 8 Stories, 2017, Berlin, Germany. Amongst all his noteworthy solo exhibitions, a few include Parallax Views at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2014; Discourses of Prismatic Truths at Pavillon du Centanarie/Arcelor Mittal, Luxembourg, 2011; Allegories of Talking Road at Galerie Sylvia Bernhardt, Germany, 2010; and Proverb In/ter/ventions at The NUS Museum, Singapore, 2009. Some remarkable group exhibitions include Power of Peace, UNESCO 2nd Global Forum, Bangkok, Thailand, 2009; Imprints The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 2007; Indian Art Lasalle-SIA College of Art, Sculpture Square Gallery, Singapore, 2006; Indian Contemporary Art, Chelsea Art College, U.K. 2006 and Ao~rta Project, BBK Kunst Forum, Dusseldorf and Ausstellungshalle Innenhafen, Duisburg, Germany 2001.
A recipient of several prestigious awards like ‘The Governors Prize’, ‘The Harmony Award’ for Best Emerging Artist and ‘Bendre-Hussain Scholarship’, he is the first Indian artist to showcase a solo exhibition at the Berlin Opera House, The Golden Ear - Tribute to Wagner, 2013. He has also ventured into several subsects of art like filmmaking titled 'Shipsoul' with German sculptor Wolf documenting salvaged ship components from Alang in Gujarat and creating a sculpture. Further, he executed a Land Art Project in Varvara, Bulgaria in 2019. Ratnadeep's works have received notable and critical acclamation in various renowned journals, magazines, and newspapers like Time-Out, Asian Art News, Art and Deal, and Indian Contemporary Art Journal.
His works are evidence of exploration, a commentary on art, contemporary life by combining images and forms to construct human reality. Our socio-politically fragmented society is saturated with the opulence of images, which signify ideas of radical modernist utopia; as an archivist of the new world, he processes these images and forms that originate from experiences, which formulate a relationship between shared sense of philosophies, self and world. He is interested in how 'meaning' is created. His paintings deal with subjects that carry a historical set of references and also recognises that collective memory is constantly challenged by enigmatic prophetic actions, concealed in personal folds of the temporal linearity.
Defying coherent definitions, Ratnadeep has upraised methodologies and subject matters alike throughout his artistic oeuvre, where he synergises metaphors from various contradictory or unpredicted sources, both historical and contemporary. The use of varied materials and techniques in his works is a testimony to his artistic multiplicity, underlined with a consistent resistance to any form of classification. Throughout his practice, he has rejected mechanical interventions by obstinately exploring the visual effects of mechanical technology by hand - oftentimes prolonged and physically demanding.
Passing on the inspiration, Ratnadeep has been actively persuading and encouraging the younger generation to relate to the fundamentals of art through Arka Art Trust, a non-profit organization that he co-founded to build art awareness through public events, thereby bridging the gap between professional artists and art students. He is on governing body of several art institutions including the Devrukh Museum. He served as the managing committee member of The Bombay Art Society, where he curated the first exhibition inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also curated the Collateral Exhibition for Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2016.
Ratnadeep's artworks have been placed in several prestigious private and public collections, nationally as well as internationally.
The artist works and lives between Mumbai, Dubai, and Berlin.