The talented and sensitive artist looks at life from the perspective of the dispossessed, projecting them as heroic, albeit tragic beings. The pledge of evenly shared prosperity, made at the birth of the modern period, still remains elusive as everyone hankers after a piece of the pie, and covets what others have as well. Pointing to the bitter reality, his creations revolve around the themes of corruption, gluttony and oppression.
Ved Gupta did his post-graduation in sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Vadodara, where he got a gold medal. He has won numerous other honors including the H.K. Kejriwal award and the Kashi Award for Visual Art (2007). His work has been featured at many exhibitions like 'Ltd. Edn', Gallery Threshold, New Delhi (2007-08); 'Urgent:10 ml of Contemporary Needed' by FICA at Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi (2008); 'Winner’s Show', Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi (2007); and 'Peep-Show', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (2006).
Ved Gupta was featured among the five Indian artists to showcase their works under the ‘Best of Discovery’ section at the Shanghai Contemporary show.