Artist: Deepti Gupta (India)
Title: Fancy cow VII
Medium: Painted cutout on plexiglass
Dimensions: 35,5H x 68,5B x 2,5D
Fancy cow VII is an artwork belonging to Deepti Gupta’s collection.
I was born in the Indian capital, New Delhi. There, I studied Applied Art at the College of Art in India and Masters in Painting from Jiwaji University in Gwalior. My painting dealt with contemporary style of art, with high-tech characteristics. I am a figurative painter but I treat colour as the most important element of my creative perception. My work is just a mere representation of the world around me. Like the cow in “Fancy cow VII”. Cow is a common animal and a part of common living in Indian homes. Like mostly everyday in Indian Homes people make the first chapatti during their morning breakfast to offer to the sacred cow. For many hindus, animals represent gods. The innocence in the animals and the birds have always attracted me, and I would like to paint them in a joyful and progressive outlook.”
In this work, modern and ancient components mix up to convey an effect of modernity. Colorful and abstract details follow the canons of contemporary art. Indian sacred cow represents antiquity. The cow is deeply present both in Indian culture and in everyday life. Colors tend to enhance the religious components. There is a different look on civilzation and its progress during the times. But, at the same time, the artist reaffirm the respect for the typical elements of an over millennial culture and religion.