Nature Morte is pleased to present its fourth solo show in New Delhi with new works by Subodh Gupta. In December 2003, Nature Morte opened its Neeti Bagh space with a solo show of Subodh’s works (this was the second solo, the first being at the Lokayata space in Haus Khas Village in October 2000). This, Subodh’s third show in our Neeti Bagh gallery, also inaugurates our eighth year there.
Subodh’s title for this exhibition is ironic, as the show will be composed entirely of new sculptures, with no paintings at all. (Nature Morte will exhibit a group of new paintings by the artist in our booth at the Indian Art Summit, January 20-23, 2011.) On display will be a range of new sculptures, in a wide variety of forms and materials. Stainless steel, the artist’s signature medium, will be in evidence, but also works in bronze, marble, brass and wood. All of the works continue the artist’s dialogue with found and manipulated objects, focusing on specific objects of a mundane nature that encapsulate multiple meanings and reflect on the circumstances of contemporary India.
Born in Khagaul, Bihar, in 1964, in the past ten years Subodh Gupta has become the most celebrated artist from India on the international scene. His works have been exhibited in prestigious museums, art fairs and biennial exhibitions throughout the world and he has held solo exhibitions in some of the world’s most important contemporary art galleries, including Hauser & Wirth (London and Zurich), Arario (Seoul and Beijing), Pinchuk Art Centre (Kiev), and Galeria Continua (San Gimignano, Italy). His complete CV can be found on our website at www.naturemorte.com, along with images of the exhibition and works.