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Cadmium Red, Prussian Blue, White, and Paynes Grey on Steel Blue and Bright Blue
Stacked oil paint skins on wooden structure
About the Artist
Kanchana Gupta’s on-going fascination with the materiality of paint has seen her investigate the physicality of the medium in her two-dimensional works, mixed media and more recently through her sculptural installations. Her practice has been described as a process driven exploration of and response to, urban environments. The pressures of unprecedented migrations, rapid urbanisations and overwhelming globalisation are expressed through the extreme manual and industrial duress that she subjects her medium to. Paint set on a sub structure of quotidian material is ritually ripped, torn, detached, peeled, burnt and compressed to produce works that expose the strata of a deeply personal geology.
Kanchana received an MA in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore where she was the recipient of Dr. Winston Oh Travel Research Award. Since then, her works have featured in numerous group exhibitions, both in Singapore and internationally—in addition to which she has had three solo shows in Singapore including 458.32 Square Metres at Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore (2019).
Kanchana Gupta will be presenting her works at Sullivan+Strumpf.