Artist Subodh Gupta who has made a name for himself by creating artworks out of mass manufactured goods like steel pots, pans and tiffinboxes, is coming up with a new solo that focuses on his first love, paintings.
"Yes, I am planning to showcase paintings at upcoming events. It's going to be major paintings this time in my solo exhibition. I will be exhibiting around seven to eight paintings installations in my show in New York next year," artist Subodh Gupta told PTI.
The contemporary artist was here recently to accept the Dayawati Modi award for art culture and education 2014.
Excited to get back to his first love, the contemporary artist says his focus is completely on paintings.
"Actually right now I am working only on paintings. Well I work with utensils, so basically I am working with old utensils, left over utensils and I found these utensils at not somebody's home but in a scrap yard thrown by people," says Gupta.
Trained as a painter, Gupta went on to experiment with a variety of media, which culminated in his first installation in 1996 entitled "29 Mornings".
Gupta is mostly known for working with everyday objects that are ubiquitous throughout India, such as the mass-produced steel tiffin boxes used by millions to carry their lunch, as well as thali pans, bicycles and milk pails.
"I see the life within that utensils, the food which was cooked in it, the stories associated with the utensil. So, I thought that whole universe you find within that utensil so I am working on that subject. It's in a very crucial stage right now. I am painting this concept basically," says Gupta.