Art – From Cancer to Canvas | Kartikey Sharma | TEDxGLIMChennai How does it feel to fight cancer? Twice? With Art? Kartikey Sharma, a renowned graffiti artist inspires us. He talks about how he decided to face the bull by the horns and used art as a therapy during his chemotherapy days. Little did he know that the doodles, he made while on his hospital bed would one day make him a well-known graffiti artist. Hailing from Mumbai, Kartikey Sharma is a contemporary artist who left no stone unturned in accomplishing what he was determined to. Despite fighting cancer, he never expected people to sympathize with him in his affliction. He was most contented when he painted a wall for fourteen hours straight; an opportunity was given by Red Bull. He believes that his art should be able to express itself. He is the personification of sheer hard work, passion, and zeal in spite of aversities. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at