Chintan Upadhyay | the artist




The artist Chintan Upadhyay
Born Aug 18 1972, Partapur, Rajasthan, India.
Lives and works in Mumbai.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting,


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Our new world of transgenic realities and virtual possibilities, hologramic existences and laser images, photocoagulative tissue fixing, in vitro fertilizations and ex vivo zygote building, possibilities of maneuvering and choreographing realities has made it possible to have a new order for the world. What is this new order is precisely the contestation that Chintan wants to put forward through his two shows starting in Mumbai, beginning of this year. The new order has to be necessarily viewed in the context of late capitalist consumerist paradise, which we are part of, as players and as viewers simultaneously. Hyper reality is the new order of the real, or ‘ireal’ is the new real, is the polemic that he offers through his new works…
In this three part essay JohnyML looks at Chintan Upadhyay’s new paintings that deal with the issue of female infanticide and foeticide. He discusses the formation of a rebellious subjectivity that defies the common notion of an artist as the producer of a style vis-à-vis Chintan’s latest set of paintings…
Selected works
Chintan Upadhyay is a leading contemporary artist in the midst of the nation’s modern art boom. Hailing from Jaipur, a city at the heart of India’s traditional arts, Chintan is the son of a once aspiring modern artist who struggled to overcome the overwhelming national preference for traditional art…


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