Bloch Building, Gallery L5
What do you think is growing inside Subodh Gupta’s Egg - could it be the new India? Gupta transforms everyday objects into artworks that critique and challenge our understanding of contemporary Indian life.
Egg is made from humble items, the cooking and serving wares used in millions of Indian homes. The egg has many meanings in India, from fertility and nourishment to its ancient religious symbolism as the Brahmanda (Cosmic Egg), from which the universe emerged.
Born in rural Bihar state in northeast India, Gupta studied painting at the College of Art in Patna, India, and has become a star in the international art world. He is best known for his paintings, sculptures and installations of glossy, mass produced stainless steel objects. As evident in Egg, Gupta created a visual language which is both uniquely Indian and relevant to global audiences.
Subodh Gupta. Indian, b. 1964. Egg, Gurgaon, India 2010. Stainless steel utensils
Loan from Bill and Christy Gautreaux.