Stuck in a Loop

by Ashu Gupta
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Details

Size: 38 x 38 inches
Medium: Pen and Ink on Paper
Year: 2020
Signature: Bottom Right

Description

Most people spend a lifetime trapped within their realities or their expectations - in a battle of "what is" and "what we want". It often seems impossible to get out of the loop, and one can see so many others stuck in the same dilemma. Is there an escape nearby, that our eyes are missing? Can clearing some space within our mind and soul, help us achieve peace?

This artwork is part of the Maati series by Ashu Gupta, where she depicts human emotions while highlighting the humble ‘matki’ (earthen pots made of maati or mud), as the hero. Humans and the matki, both eventually return to Mother Earth at the end of their lives. Drawing parallels between ‘us’ and the matki, the artist has portrayed different facets of human life in this series of artworks.
  • ABOUT Ashu Gupta

    Ashu Gupta is an emerging and highly promising artist, who creates enchanting pen and ink artworks using hundreds of thousands of repeating patterns, scribbles, circles and lines. A self-taught artist with a degree in interior design and a love for doodling, her deeply layered, mostly black and white compositions offer the possibility of a new interpretation with every glance. Ashu’s subjects are always emphasized, with nothing to distract from the beauty of her stunning pieces. With an artistic style that is both distinct and confident, her works have been collected by serious art collectors, in what are still the early years of her professional journey. Ashu has participated in several group exhibitions across India, and also held a solo exhibition at Gallery Sublime, Bangalore in 2017 and another at Artisera in August 2020, titled ‘Points and Perspectives’. She has been nominated for the prestigious Lalith Kala Academy Awards (2016-17 and 2017-18) and the 2017 Bombay Art Society Awards. The artist lives and works in Bangalore.

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