Satish Gupta: Haikus
The exhibition presents 20 calligraphic works on canvas scrolls and 10 calligraphies on paper, which will be created by the artist during the opening of the exhibition at the Slovene Ethnographic Museum.
The Satish Gupta artworks at the exhibition are a reflection of the artist's Haiku poetry.
His Haikus are windows for meditation.
They give an insight into his creative mind and life.
They block the logical mind to let intuition take over in order to be free.
He is doing away with self-created barriers, which imprison us, and sees life where there is no duality.
To him each moment is a creative moment to be lived intensely in Awareness.
A versatile artist, Satish Gupta is a painter, sculptor, poet, writer, printmaker, skilled craftsman, muralist, designer, calligrapher and ceramicist - all in one.
Winning the Sanskrit award at an early stage in his career, his work, honed through with a deep mysticism engagement and Zen spirit, were exhibited at more than 33 individual shows in important art galleries in India and abroad: in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Calcutta, Dubai, Antananarivo, London, Paris, Althea, Murcia, Amsterdam, Vancouver, Ottawa, San Francisco, New York, Washington and Melbourne.
Satish Gupta created a 13 feet high Surya sculpture in copper, for the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. A monumental five piece metal sculpture (ranging in height from 8 feet to 22 feet, weighing over 10.000 kilograms) was inspired by the five primal elements and is located in the atrium of Jindal Centre, New Delhi.
He also created a 30 feet long mural for the Bengaluru International Airport. Gupta’s sculptures, wall murals and paintings are the signature works at the Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi and the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Bengaluru. Satish’s Utsav Murti of the Goddess Linga Bhairavi made for the Sadhguru’s ISHA foundation in Coimbatore, resides in its main temple and it is used in processions on full moon nights and venerated. Satish as the only Indian artist, was invited to create a lithograph as part of the official Beijing Olympic Portfolio, together with other international artists such as Sandro Chia, Janis Kounellis and Mimmo Paladino.
The art of Satish Guptasis known for its special meditative quality. He works in his studio in Gurgaon, outskirts of Delhi, surrounded by a Zen garden that he designed by himself. His artworks are part of important public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi.
The artist as well collaborated with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the charitable sculpture - painting - OM NAMO SHIVAYA project for the support of education of underprivileged children under the auspices of the NGO Khushii. The project work was auctioned by Sotheby's.
The exhibition Satish Gupta: Haikus is hosted at the Slovene Ethnographic Museum upon the initiative of the Embassy of India to Slovenia and with the support of the Basu Foundation for the Arts from India.
Satish Gupta Haiku poetry was translated into Slovene language by the writer Evald Flisar.
Basu Foundation is a non-profit organization that encourages, promotes and supports innovative work in the field of the visual and performing arts. It organises exhibitions and performances (music, dance, theatre) in India and other countries by creating a platform for local and international artist community to exhibit their works globally.
The exhibition was prepared by: Slovene Ethnographic Museum, represented by dr. Tanja Roženbergar in cooperation with the Embassy of India; Exhibition coordinator: Nina Zdravič Polič, SEM; Communication: mag. Maja Kostric Grubišić, Jure Rus, SEM.