Subodh Gupta

Born in Khagul, Bihar, India in 1964, he went on to receive his BFA in painting from the College of Arts & Crafts in Patna, India. Like many artists working in India today, Gupta's work encompasses a shifting economic and cultural Indian landscape, where materialism and political sway shape the future, rather than tradition. By using quintessentially Indian icons that possess innate dichotomies—such as a colonial-style ambassador’s car, sacred cow dung, or the stainless steel utensils of a typical South Asian kitchen—Gupta questions the ambivalence of a society caught between traditional customs and globalization, booming wealth and impoverishment, and old caste politics and religious beliefs. He has exhibited all over the world, notably including with Hauser & Wirth in New York and Nature Morte in New Delhi. He lives and works in New Dehli, India.


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