A woman for women
EARTHEN TOUCH A work by Suruchi Gupta
Recently, Suruchi Gupta came up with her second solo exhibition, Maati at the India Habitat Centre.
Her work depicts a desire to break free from bondage. Says Gupta, "It is a reflection of releasing from self-imposed restrictions. I have tried to discover self identity by breaking the barriers of social compulsions."
In Maati,she tries to portray female emotions and relate them with the earthen pots. She does not have any role model as such as she trusts her own instincts, but she appreciates the work of the legendary painter Shyamal Dutta Ray.
"I am strongly influenced by my guru, Bablu Basak," says Gupta.
Gupta, is perhaps, quite lucky to get such an exposure at the early age of 22 as compared to umpteen artists who spend a lifetime in getting acknowledged.
This exposure has given her a wagging tongue too.
"Most of the artists today copy other artists, whereas I have my own style which is absolutely unique and innovativeArtists like Hussain also copy the work of Picasso besides numerous other painters, whereas I don't."
Gupta, who has been awarded "Avantika" and "The Art People" in 2003, has participated in a few group exhibitions in Delhi.
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