“Thosa Paani” or “Solid Water” by Subodh Gupta utilizes everyday utensils to portray the turbulent essence of water, frozen in a captivating moment. Gupta’s ingenious use of these common, rigid objects creates a dynamic dialogue with the unrestrained force of nature. This piece serves as a reflection of India’s intricate socio-economic and cultural fabric, providing a nostalgic glimpse into rustic scenes from the artist’s memories. Gupta masterfully transforms everyday Indian items like steel tiffin boxes and thali plates into sculptures, offering profound insights into his homeland’s evolving economic landscape while interweaving memories of childhood rituals and ceremonies. “Thosa Paani” is a testament to Gupta’s remarkable ability to infuse ordinary objects with extraordinary meaning, forging a profound connection between the audience and India’s rich cultural tapestry.
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RMZ Ecoworld, WMGQ+349, RMZ Ecospace, Adarsh Palm Retreat, Bellandur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560103