Subodh Gupta (b.1964, India)

Subodh Gupta born in Khagaul, Bihar and studied at the College of Arts and Crafts, Patna.

Gupta's works are littered with references to past and present experiences. Swinging from significant information to seemingly irrelevant motifs, Gupta's constructions weave highly eccentric imaginings with public myths and rituals. Drawing mainly from everyday objects and scenarios, his aesthetic delineates the complex inter-relations of India's urban and rural communities. It shows the effects of consumerism and the modernization of traditional Indian society. Taking an ironic swipe at Capitalism's materialist ethic, Gupta nonetheless portrays the social and economic aspirations of rural communities and lower class Indians with an affectionate compassion.

Gupta's works are featured in major international private and institutional collections and he has been the focus of numerous shows worldwide. Recent solo exhibitions include 'Line of Control', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India (2012); Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland (2011); 'A glass of water', Hauser & Wirth New York NY (2011); 'Et tu, Duchamp?', KÖR am Kunsthalle Wien project space Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria (2011); 'Take off your shoes and wash your hands', Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland (2010); and 'Subodh Gupta. Faith Matters', Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine (2010).  Gupta's works will be included in the group exhibition 'Trade Routes' at Hauser & Wirth's Piccadilly gallery from 3 May to 27 July 2013 and he will present a solo exhibition at CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Malaga, Spain in July 2013. A major survey show of Gupta's works will open at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India in January 2014. 

Gupta, Subodh b.1964

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