Probir Gupta

This Is Not A Pipe

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This Is Not A Pipe
Probir Gupta
This Is Not A Pipe
2005
Acrylic and oxides on canvas with stretched vinyl
244 x 292 cm

Gupta references French Surrealist René Magritte in this painting with the same title. The space allows for endless possibilities, with multi-layered forms resting one on top of the other. For Gupta, a series of beaming portraits, floating pipes, a map of India broken up into its regional details and a naked figure contorted in a well intentioned pose form the subject of multiple narratives.


     
 


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