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The Indian Panorama, From Ganga to Mississippi , January, 2016
Exotica, Manav Gupta’s unsung hymns of clay August 2013
Public Art Review, Manav Gupta repurposes local pottery, Issue 53 : Leading the Way | Fall/Winter, 2015
Classic Feel, Quest for life, August 2013
|FRESH, MINIMALISTIC, INNOVATIVE AND ORIGINAL
In this installation, with a minimalistic approach, the artist depicts his philosophy in understated tones that touch deeply and reverberate, lingering in the mind long after the visual engagement ends.
ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN, June 2013
(i) ALL FOR EARTH :
Gupta’s recent mega installation uses earthen lamps as metaphors on environmental issues.
In its entirety it can fill the Tate Turbine Hall.
The artist has four entries in this year’s Limca Book of Records.
(i) Divya Kaushik, THE PIONEER
MANAV GUPTA’s ‘UNSUNG HYMNS OF CLAY’
It represents the ability of imagination to combine with a symbol in a manner that is at once emotionally magnetic and resonant of the smell of the soil. Manav has elevated this humble piece of clay to an artistic pedestal with remarkable finesse. Its simplicity is breathtaking, but its meaning is multi-dimensional.
Pavan K. Varma, AUTHOR, DIPLOMATCalm connectedness & quiet contemplation
He speaks in poetry and visual metaphor through installations and through paintings layered in watercolour, acrylic and oils, communicating in light and colour and lyrical form, all that he perceives in nature and how it relates to his soul.
Classic Feel (i)
|GUPTA’S GREEN TRILOGY :
At a time when many artists turn to the west in desperate need for a brainwave, Gupta has universalised the diya – an inevitable fraction of Indian Culture – to draw attention to a contemporary issue.The installation is a metaphor where the earthen lamps signify earth.”
Adila Matra, MAIL TODAY (i)
KALEIDOSCOPE OF CREATIVITY
It is the use of Indian philosophy and spirituality that centers rather than dominates the work. The approach is contemporary. Light, and thus hope, is what drives his work in a metaphorical and practical sense.
Diane de Beer, ARTS EDITOR, PRETORIA NEWS (i) |
GUPTA’S RAINFOREST’S ART A HIT
Artist Manav Gupta is a visionary who uses his works of art to get his message across that the dire state of the earth is in the hands of mankind.
Doreen Premdev, SUNDAY TIMES, (i) SOUTH AFRICA
Calibre enough to juxtapose it with Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain
This latest installation reflects the brilliant conceptualisation of the artist in his inverting the everyday humble utilitarian earthen lamp to encrypt it into the river of clay resulting in many considering it to be of calibre enough to juxtapose it with Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain.
Whats on!, Johannesburg (i)
| | The High Commission of India in Pretoria is hosting one of India’s lauded artists, Manav Gupta, and his acclaimed exhibition
||| Features on the Brics members…an exhibition by contemporary Artist Manav Gupta|