April 19, 2023

Princeton Makes Talk Series Features Gupta

INSIDE THE ARTIST’S STUDIO: Visual artist Spriha Gupta, whose work is shown here, will be the featured speaker for the Inside the Artist’s Studio talk on April 21 at 7 p.m. at Princeton Makes in the Princeton Shopping Center.

On Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m., artist Spriha Gupta will be the featured speaker for the Inside the Artist’s Studio talk series at Princeton Makes in the Princeton Shopping Center. Gupta, a member of the Princeton Makes artist cooperative, is a mixed-media artist strongly influenced by her Indian cultural roots. She is known for creating narratives with organic forms and textures.

Gupta, who has placed work internationally and frequently has work in solo and group shows, will share insights about her artistic practice and creative process.

“The uniqueness of my works comes through various textures that I create by building layer upon layer with a variety of materials most of which are found objects,” said Gupta. “None of the paintings are preconceived. They flow from my brush onto the canvas with freedom of the mind and soul. One can feel transported into the painting living and breathing each color and mood.”

Gupta layers and washes the objects with acrylic paints, other gels, and modeling mediums to give her work a three-dimensional feel. She uses organic material, such as wood, flowers, and paper to promote the concepts of repurpose, recycle, and upcycle through her beautiful art. 

The event will begin with a reception, with light refreshments, at 6:30 p.m. 

Princeton Makes is a cooperative comprised of 37 local artists who work across a range of artistic genres, including painting, drawing, stained glass, sculpture, textiles, and jewelry. Customers will be able to support local artists by visiting their in-store studios and by shopping for a wide variety of art, including large paintings, prints, custom-made greeting cards, stained glass lamps and window hangings, jewelry in a variety of designs and patterns, and more. 

Additional information is available at princetonmakes.com.