Gupta, Subodh b.1964 / Three Rounds
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about this work
Subodh Gupta is best known for incorporating everyday objects that are ubiquitous throughout India, such as the steel tiffin boxes used by millions to carry their lunch as well as thali pans, bicycles, and milk pails.From such ordinary items the artist produces sculptures that reflect on the economic transformation of his homeland and which relate to Gupta's own life and memories. As Gupta says: 'All these things were part of the way I grew up. They are used in the rituals and ceremonies that were part of my childhood. Indians either remember them from their youth, or they want to remember them.' 'I am the idol thief. I steal from the drama of Hindu life. And from the kitchen - these pots, they are like stolen gods, smuggled out of the country. Hindu kitchens are as important as prayer rooms.' Gupta transforms the icons of Indian everyday life into artworks that are readable globally. 
The polished pots and plates glitter like a treasure. At the same time these food containers are so thoroughly empty that they undermine and challenge the idea of riches....showing both sides of the coin, a characteristic Gupta trait.

Subodh Gupta (b.1964, India)

Three Rounds, 2010

Edition: 1/3
178 x 63 x 61 cm
70 1/16 x 24 13/16 x 24 in.
Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, India Current Location:
UK - London - G4Si Mixed Media Wall WorkSouth Asia


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