Suman Gupta paints landscapes, but for him the hills, rivers and the forests are not merely physical spaces to be consumed for their beauty but become sites for ideological interrogation of socio-political concerns in a seamless, non-intrusive fashion. The landscapes are locales where leitmotifs such as hope for peace, utopian dreamscapes, loss of innocence, and millenarianism; as the vertical intrusion of the sublime in the horizontal flux of cyclical time, play out.
112 x 112 cm - Acrylic on canvas
53.5 x 71 cm - Dry brush water colour on paper. Private collection in U.S.A
53.5 x 71 cm - Dry brush watercolour on paper. Private collection in Finland
53 x 71 cm - Combined medium on paper