About the artist:
A multi-faceted artist, Satish Gupta is a painter, sculptor, poet, writer, printmaker, skilled draftsman, muralist, designer, calligrapher and ceramicist. Born in 1947 in New Delhi, Gupta studied art at the College of Art, New Delhi. He then moved to Paris in 1970, on a scholarship to study graphics and lived there for two formative years.
Gupta’s works are known for its special meditative quality. As a viewer one experiences a sense of calm detachment, an assurance that the artist is both a participant and an observer in his own life.
As an artist he doesn’t like to be categorized and this is evident in his artistic journey. Satish’s journey began appropriately enough as a painter of landscapes, always drawn to nature and he created a niche for himself, his landscapes instantly recognizable and associated with him as an artist. Then came sculptures – a stepping stone into a newer format. He was moulting yet again; and yet again, the change was as dramatic as it was unheralded.
Satish’s works are often gigantic and are displayed in museums, airports and hotels. “MA” was one such painting, which was 1.6 kilometers long on the beach in Puducherry. He also has a 23 feet sculpture in Copper “The Buddhas Within” in the permanent collections of the Prince Of Wales Museum (CSMVS) in Mumbai. His sculpture on The Sun God is at the International Airport in New Delhi and created a 30 feet long mural for the Bengaluru International Airport. Another monumental 5 piece metal sculpture ranging from 11.5 feet to 35 feet in height and weighing over 22,000 pounds inspired by the five primal elements, is located at the Jindal Center in New Delhi.
Satish Gupta has exhibited at more than 37 solo shows at important art galleries within the country and abroad. His works are in the permanent collection of the National Gallery Of Modern Art, New Delhi. Recently his sculptures along with some canvasses were acquired by The Museum Of Sacred Arts, Brussels and were exhibited in the show “Forms of Devotion” in Thailand and the Shanghai Museum of Modern Art. The artist also collaborated with India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on a Sculpture painting “Om Namo Shivaya” for a charitable cause which was auctioned by the Sotheby’s.