Drawing Sculpture 2016 Powder Coated Aluminium Rods
Parul Gupta works around the subject of architectural spaces by countering the question of perception, of how a particular place/ space informs the way we see. How a spatial intervention changes our perception of each individual space, as well our perception of ourselves in that space. For Gupta, drawing reflects a series of concerns prompted by repetitive action both fueled by internal (somatic & psychic) and external (drawing & environment) phenomena simultaneously. While making repetitive patterns using the line as form, the artist engages her mind and body as a machine - moving in a methodical, rhythmical motion- mind in a confined space, while the body aided by two tools (pen & ruler) that while making the straight line endures the pain, heightened by the awareness of the self, the surface and the activity.
Parul Gupta’s recent shows include Group Exhibition “When is Space” curated by Rupali Gupte and Prasad Shetty, Jawahar Kala Kendra, 2018, Jaipur, India, ‘Lets Proceed in Parts’, Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi 2017; ‘Phenomenology of Perception’, Exhibit 320 2015; ‘Spaces Phrases’, Lakeeren, 2014; Drawing Proposal, INSERT 2014; Group Show, ‘Peers Share’, Khoj International Artist Association, 2013; Site Specific Install, ‘Lateral’, KONA Alternative Space, 2013
Parul Gupta lives and works in Noida, UP
Courtesy of exhibit320.com, parulgupta.org