Kingfisher IV is an artwork belonging to the collection “Kingfish series” by Deepti Gupta.
The kingfisher is a bird known both in the west and in the east. Its feathers have bright and elegant colors. The artist wanted to emphasize the beauty of this animal with his multicolor technique. Coming out of the classic aesthetic canons, Deepti Gupta has given a new livery to this little bird. This union between nature and the use of contemporary color brings out an original vision of nature, but absolutely fresh.
Anyone viewing these modern art paintings by indian artist for the first time may construe it as a riot of colours.
But it is through the appeal of vibrant colours that Deepti Gupta fills newness and innovation into her paintings.
The promising artist of New Delhi earlier exhibited her paintings in various group shows at reputed art galleries in Delhi and Singapore with eminent Indian artists.
She is the first Indian selected for the Artists in Residency Programme 2016 by the Academy Gallery of the University of Tasmania, Launceston. During nearly a month-long residency, which was more of a cultural and art exchange programme, Gupta experienced Australian art and culture. As well, she shared her experiences of as an Indian artist. Her work earned high appreciation.
Her collection of artworks is a body of paintings in acrylic on canvas, with refreshing and vibrant colours.
First of all, she creates her compositions on computer for offering particular visual effects and later renders in acrylic on canvas or acrylic sheet. Deepti treats themes pictorially.
The artist’s point of view
“My immense interest in art world has enabled me to live every moment as a journey of a painter so far, though I have been a graphic designer as well. My pictorial space narrates tales of life around me. Even a cow comes to my painting as a form of fantasy which has a blending with reality. My subjects are based on cows, birds and forms which have an influence of Indian miniature painting.”
“I use bright and vibrant colors, particularly red and green on the stylized forms and space. My paintings are mostly in acrylic on canvas. My paintings have origin from computer softwares. But my process of executing paintings is completely manual, with required pictorial pigments. My area of interest is also designing mural and art with found objects.”