Probir Gupta

Anxiety of the Unfamiliar

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Anxiety of the Unfamiliar
Probir Gupta
Anxiety of the Unfamiliar
2006
Acrylic and iron oxides on canvas
268 x 398 cm

In Anxiety of the Unfamiliar Gupta’s figures appear to have transformed into beetles laid out as dreadful corpses. Man, machine and insect intertwine into incomprehensible forms resembling scenes from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Beneath these grotesque figures are a series of miniature negative portraits of men at the epicentre of significant episodes in India’s politically charged history.


     
 


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