Reasons why I love Rauschenberg
1. The fluidity and confusion agrees with the way I think.
2. The textural inconsistencies get me excited.
3. Thinking about how the elements relate/repel one another formally and also ideologically.
4. Can’t you see? The madness is just fucking beautiful.
Untitled (Xerox Machine)
92 x 150 x 60 cm
Reclaiming the wreckage of an old dilapidated Xerox machine that appears to have been used to the point of its extinction, artist Sakshi Gupta appears to have prized the shell apart as though a forensic scientist, looking over the anatomical organs under the natural light of the operating theatre. The work redefines uselessness as useful; stripped of its conventional productive function, the work alludes to the impact or consequences of what, in life, is otherwise hidden from sight. Elevating the machinery off the ground and positioning its integral parts side by side, Gupta manages very resourcefully to deliver something quite beautiful back. This recent work demonstrates Gupta’s ability to scrutinize reality for opportunities for creativity, even where death and decay appear much more prevalent.
Rats And Generals In A Zoological Park
Acrylic and oxides on canvas
Overall size: 229 x 488 cm
The Enlightening Army Of The Empire
Installation comprising 16 figures, perspex, plastic, brass, mild steel, wood, electric bulbs, wire and mixed media
Figure size: approximately 183 x 49 x 61 cm
Museum Without Walls
Clay, wire, wood, styrofoam
89 x 63.5 x 86.4 cm