March 15, 2023

“Mindscapes and More” Solo Exhibit at Small World Coffee

“MINDSCAPES AND MORE”: Works by mixed media artist Spriha Gupta are on view at Small World Coffee, 14 Nassau Street, through April 4. An opening reception is on March 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.

“Mindscapes and More,” a solo exhibition by Spriha Gupta, is on view at Small World Coffee, 14 Nassau Street, through April 4. An opening reception is on Friday, March 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Gupta is a narrative mixed media artist bringing organic forms and textures into her body of work. She uses iconic symbolism to exemplify concepts close to her heart that are influenced by personal, societal, and environmental changes. Strongly influenced by her Indian cultural roots, she said she is fearless in her use of colors and weaves them into her creations. She likes to use art as a tool of communication, wanting to break man-made barriers. She feels that art can pull one out of isolation in so many ways and illuminate the interior world that resides in each one of us while engaging in a dialogue. The uniqueness of her works comes through various textures that she creates by building layer upon layer with a variety of materials, most of which are found objects.

During her process of creation, materials are layered and washed with acrylic paints in some areas, and other gel and modelling mediums are also used to give it an almost three-dimensional feel. Techniques of decoupage can also be seen in some pieces. She is always learning and experimenting with new materials. None of the paintings are preconceived and flow from her brush onto the canvas with a freedom of the mind and soul. One can feel transported into the painting living and breathing each color and mood.

Gupta has works in private collections across the globe and has exhibited in national and international exhibits. She currently has her studio at Princeton Makes, an artist cooperative in the Princeton Shopping Center.

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