The work challenges tenacity, flexibility and versatility of a balloon as a material. The artist juxtaposes the concrete with a fragile, ephemeral rubber balloon. She says “I was awestruck at how a modest rubber balloon can challenge the strength of something as solid as concrete.”

Vanita Gupta (IN) studied Fine Arts at the L.S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai. Has devoted her attention to the minimal, most relevant and compelling forms. Known primarily for her signature paintings in black, her work continues to evolve into sculpture and film. Gupta has participated in several group shows and held solo shows in Mumbai at Pundole Art Gallery. She participated in the WRO Media Art Biennale 2015. She was awarded the Rockefeller fellowship grant 2014-15 by Asian cultural council in New York.

She lives and works between Mumbai and Bangalore.