Subodh Gupta's Anahad/Unstruck: Photos from the artist's first exhibition in Mumbai in nine years [Photos]

Anahad/Unstruck, an exhibition of works by Subodh Gupta, is being exhibited at Famous Studio, Mahalaxmi, in Mumbai until January 7

FP Staff December 21, 2016 14:45:50 IST
<em>Anahad/Unstruck</em>, an exhibition of works by Subodh Gupta, is being exhibited at Famous Studio, Mahalaxmi, in Mumbai until January 7. Image: Firstpost
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<em>Anahad/Unstruck</em>, an exhibition of works by Subodh Gupta, is being exhibited at Famous Studio, Mahalaxmi, in Mumbai until January 7. Image: Firstpost
Four paintings and four installations are part of the exhibition, hosted across two halls of Famous Studio. Image: Firstpost
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Four paintings and four installations are part of the exhibition, hosted across two halls of Famous Studio. Image: Firstpost
Gupta — known for his installation works and sculptures that make use of Indian utensils — is returning to Mumbai with a show after nine years. Image: Firstpost
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Gupta — known for his installation works and sculptures that make use of Indian utensils — is returning to Mumbai with a show after nine years. Image: Firstpost
“I like unconventional spaces,” Gupta told <em><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/art/A-whole-new-world/article16898895.ece" target="_blank">The Hindu</a></em> of his decision to go with Famous Studio as the venue for his show. “Space is always a challenge, but for me and the nature of my work, this kind of space suits me.” Image: Firstpost
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“I like unconventional spaces,” Gupta told <em><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/art/A-whole-new-world/article16898895.ece" target="_blank">The Hindu</a></em> of his decision to go with Famous Studio as the venue for his show. “Space is always a challenge, but for me and the nature of my work, this kind of space suits me.” Image: Firstpost
Gupta said to <em><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.hindustantimes.com/art-and-culture/subodh-gupta-is-back-in-mumbai-and-he-s-got-the-cosmos-in-a-pan/story-Jrdjci7WQXZKkeHiNpADDJ.html" target="_blank">Hindustan Times</a></em> of the paintings that are part of the show: “The image is drawn from the various marks and lines that can be found on a used pan. Like the lines on one’s palm, the marks on each pan are distinct, telling you stories of what was made in it, with what emotion and how people lived in that world of theirs.”
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Gupta said to <em><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.hindustantimes.com/art-and-culture/subodh-gupta-is-back-in-mumbai-and-he-s-got-the-cosmos-in-a-pan/story-Jrdjci7WQXZKkeHiNpADDJ.html" target="_blank">Hindustan Times</a></em> of the paintings that are part of the show: “The image is drawn from the various marks and lines that can be found on a used pan. Like the lines on one’s palm, the marks on each pan are distinct, telling you stories of what was made in it, with what emotion and how people lived in that world of theirs.”
Gupta has called <em>Anahad/Unstruck</em> his “most important show” to date. Image: Firstpost
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Gupta has called <em>Anahad/Unstruck</em> his “most important show” to date. Image: Firstpost
The works on display channel not only Gupta’s concerns regarding migration and displacement, but also reflect Kabir’s mysticism, reports <em><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/IdYXEMlzJS644tbA5f4YDI/The-theory-of-everything.html" target="_blank">Mint</a></em>. (The concept of 'anahad' is from Kabir's verses.) Image: Firstpost
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The works on display channel not only Gupta’s concerns regarding migration and displacement, but also reflect Kabir’s mysticism, reports <em><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/IdYXEMlzJS644tbA5f4YDI/The-theory-of-everything.html" target="_blank">Mint</a></em>. (The concept of 'anahad' is from Kabir's verses.) Image: Firstpost
This piece is titled 'Birth of a Star'. Image: Firstpost
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This piece is titled 'Birth of a Star'. Image: Firstpost
With this exhibition, Gupta succeeds in his aim of "highlighting how one can find the universal in banal objects, witness the divine in the most humble of means". Image: Firstpost
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With this exhibition, Gupta succeeds in his aim of "highlighting how one can find the universal in banal objects, witness the divine in the most humble of means". Image: Firstpost