Subodh Gupta was born in 1964 in Khagaul, Bihar, and is now based in New Delhi. The artist’s change of residence from
his native village to a major urban center is like an allegory of today’s India. Gupta is interested in what inevitably disappears in the process of such change. The extensive use of stainless steel utensils in his artwork codifies the complex socioeconomic and cultural situation of present day India. Selected Solo exhibitions include ‘A glass of water’ at Hauser & Wirth, New York (2011), ‘Faith matters’ at Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine (2010), ‘Take off your shoes and wash your hands’ at Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland (2010) and ‘Oil on canvas’at Nature Morte, New Delhi, India (2010).