JAMMU, April 11: Paintings by well-known and internationally acclaimed artist from Jammu, Suman Gupta, have been included among those of a few selected artists for a major group exhibition at Bird Executed – Gallery Nvya Art Walk at General Aviation Terminal , a new Nvya gallery space in New Delhi.
The three-month exhibition entitled “Whimsical Journey”, which opened recently and includes works by major contemporary and upcoming Indian artists, will remain open until the first week of May 2022. The exhibition is organized by the Gallery Nvya.
Suman Gupta is an Indian magic realist with a modernist vision. His paintings fit well in the tradition of Indian realism as defined by great masters like Bikash Bhattacharya, Ganesh Pyne, Raja Ravi Verma etc.
Suman chooses his subjects from his immediate surroundings in Jammu – his land and its people – and describes the beauty he finds in everyday life.
His paintings celebrate the underlying epic nature of the mundane and common man with his own extraordinary expression in magical realism. He pushes the boundaries of the realist tradition with his multi-layered imagery.
Life, beauty, death, memory and confrontation coexist in her universe. Family and friends are the cast of characters that appear in his dreamlike narrative works.