Satish Gupta
A versatile artist, Satish Gupta is a painter, sculptor, poet, writer, printmaker, skilled draftsman, muralist, designer, calligrapher and ceramicist all in one. Winning the Sanskriti award at an early stage in his career, his work, that comes in a fine blend of his skills in multi tasking and a deep engagement with mysticism and Zen spirit has been exhibited in more than 33 solo shows at important art galleries within the country and abroad including those in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Calcutta, London, Paris, Altea, Murcia, Amsterdam, San Francisco, New York , Washington and Melbourne besides numerous group exhibitions in various parts of the world.

His 4 mt high Surya sculpture in copper adorns the new terminal at The Indira Gandhi airport at New Delhi while his monumental five piece metal sculpture ranging in height from 3.50 mts to 10.50 mts weighing over 10000 kgs, inspired by the five primal elements is an amazing work located in the atrium at the Jindal Centre in New Delhi. His 2.75mts high sculpture of Buddha was a part of the ‘The Sacred Space’ show held at the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai in 2004.

He created the Utsav Murti of the Goddess Devi for Sadhguru’s ISHA foundation in Coaimbetore which resides in the main temple and is taken out in a procession on full moon nights and venerated.

His sculptures, wall murals and paintings will soon be the signature works at The Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi.

The artist’s paintings encompass portraiture, landscape as well as abstract imagery. His colourful work in the series “The Eyes of the Thar” and the accompanying book of the same title published by Mapin, are a collector’s delight. His other work including poetry, drawings and calligraphic writings, have also been widely published, translated and commended and include his Zen book of haikus “The Fugitive Moon “ published in Catalan by Bromera “The Broken Wave” a portfolio of charcoal drawings, ‘Vibrations’ and other work such as ‘Transformation’, ‘I Am the Dewdrop, I Am the Ocean’, ‘A Flower Does Not Talk’ and ‘Centering Awareness’ that include sculptures, drawings, calligraphies and reflections portraying cosmic consciousness. Satish gives lectures and has participated in international camps, seminars and art events including three poetry festivals in Spain. He has contributed to various charities most recent amongst which is the Khushi auction of art work.

Satish was invited to create a lithograph as part of the official Beijing Olympic Portfolio as the only Indian artist. This exclusive portfolio has works by such famous international artists as Sandro Chia, Janis Kounellis and Mimmo Paladino amongst others.

Born in Delhi, Satish Gupta did his schooling from Modern school and trained as an artist at the College of Art in the city followed by a study in graphics on a scholarship in Paris where he spent two formative years in the early seventies working under French master etchers and artists, before returning home.

Known for their special meditative quality Satish Gupta’s art that he creates working from his studio in Gurgaon on the outskirts of Delhi surrounded by a Zen Garden of his own design, is held in important public and private collections including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi. Satish writes a regular column “Zen Black, Zen White” for the First City magazine, published from the city.

Satish Gupta