Location: New Delhi (India)
Subodh Gupta was born in 1964 in India. He studied painting at the College of Arts and Crafts in Patna. He now lives and works in New Delhi. Cultural identity is the main theme Gupta has worked with during his career. His visual writings declare solidarity with the environment and its time. In addition, his works are often composed by the familiar and the spectacular.
The first part of his career is marked by video and performance. But very quickly he devoted himself exclusively to sculpture. With a performative dynamic still perceptible in the monumental dimension of the sculpture.
In her works, the artist addresses the themes of family and home. Also, it also refers to an ordinary human voice and migration stories. Through the objects of his works, he points to the truths of marginalized sections of Indian society who struggle for their daily needs. The sparkling growth of the Indian economy. In addition to dealing with Indian popular, visual and spiritual culture, the artist’s work also extends to Western tradition.
Hundreds of tools.
You could say that the work of Gupta, moving from the countryside to the city. It is an allegory of his own society, in all its aspects and social spheres. The artist’s monumental sculptures and installations, made by assembling hundreds of gleaming stainless steel tools. For example, reflect the short-circuit between archaic and modern culture, traditions and changes.