Subodh Gupta

Subodh Gupta was born in 1964 in Khagoul, Bihar. He studied fine arts at the Patna Art College, Patna University. He works with photography and performance and has recently started using video. In his sculptures and installations, he traverses the distance from his rural origins to the world beyond by using forms and products of everyday India out of their rural utilitarian context. Working with simple symbols of village life like utensils, milk buckets and dried cow-dung cakes, crude guns of the rustic mafia or kitschy icons of the migrant and upwardly mobile classes, his work centres on references to traditional and contemporary iconography in collision with the fast, and sometimes cruel process of modernisation in India. This is especially true in his native state where life stands on the brink of criminality. Subodh Gupta lives and works in New Delhi.  

2003 Irresistible Attack Single Channel Video. 4 Minutes
2000 Pure Single Channel Video. 8 Minutes 50 Seconds