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TCotA Forum (Inveresk) - Deepti Gupta | Artist-in-Residence


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

5 May 2016 12:30 pm

End Date

5 May 2016 1:30 pm


Lecture Theatre 1A181, Inveresk Campus

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Students and members of the public are welcome to attend.


Deepti Gupta - Artist-in-Residence

I am an Indian Artist and studied Fine Art in College of Art, one of the reputed art college of India and Masters in Painting from Jiwaji University in Gwalior. My painting relates with contemporary style of art which has high-tech characteristic. I am a figurative painter but I treat colour as the most important element of my creative perception. My forms are simple with my strong graphical sensibilities. I feel my forms create dancing shapes where the enjoyment in the work process could be felt. I have a lengthy process of construction and experimentation. My process of layouting is pretty lengthy I take a lot of time in experimenting. I want the colour to speak louder than the forms in conveying moods and expression. My work is not religious but just a mere representation of the world around me.

Rasa (Sanskrit ("flavour" or juice) is an Indian concept of aesthetic flavour, an essential element of any work of visual, literary or performing art . It is a kind of contemplative abstraction in which the inwardness of human feelings suffuses the surrounding world of embodied forms. The principal human feelings are delight which may be recast in contemplative form as the various rasas: comic, erotic, pathetic, furious, heroic, terrible, odious, marvellous and quietistic. These rasas comprise the components of aesthetic experience. The most significant Rasa Veer rasa heroism tradition of hero worship in India and Hanuman who used to be the most important devotee of Rama who was a Hero of The famous epic Ramayana, Hanuman is a god whose image is a combination of human and monkey perhaps originally this Hanuman used to belong to ancient tribe . He has enormous power of muscled body he offered to Rama to fight against the evil power Ravana and Hanuman helps Rama to rescue Sita his beloved wife who was kidnapped by Ravana. Like this there are different Rasas I would like to depict in the forms of gods or an icon from epics or mythology.

In my residency at TCotA I am painting 9 rasas forms of human expressions which will have pictorial presentation in my individualistic style of painting where I will use colours as the main element of my this artistic expression.

Upcoming Arts Forum
12 May | Graduate Colloquium
19 May | Kay Flavell
26 May | Angelika Bock, Artist-in-residence

Image credit: Deepti Gupta, Ganpati Bappa, Acrylic on canvas, 47 x 79.

TCotA Forum is a series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk). Students and members of the public are welcome to attend. Lectures are presented by staff, visiting scholars from Tasmania, mainland Australia and overseas, industry professionals and artists-in-residence.

Thursdays 12.30 - 1.30pm

Lecture Theatre 1A181
Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk)
Academy of the Arts
University of Tasmania
Inveresk Campus
Launceston 7250 AUSTRALIA