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
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.