Series: White Washed
Medium: Collage and Silkscreen on Found Lithographs
Size: 30" x 40"
Size: 40" x 60"
Exploring the various levels of dominant influences and control in society and how they are disguised within layers of history making it harder to decipher what you are exactly looking at.
4 pieces from the series were shown at Aicon Gallery in New York City
2014 - current
Medium: Found Objects
Size: 30' x 20'
This project explores the commercialization and commodification of a culture through yoga ephemera. The main component is an installation that arranges collected yoga ephemera, from floor to ceiling, creating an overwhelming feeling.
The conversation was brought outside the gallery walls with offset prints placed in the streets, as well as a card set, t-shirts and tote bags.
This project was on view at The Asian Art Museum (SF) and The Headlands Center For The Arts.
Medium: Digital Print / Silkscreen on Vinyl
The image has no meaning but exists only to cause people to react, to contemplate and search for meaning in the image. The original goal in 2002, when living in the Lower East Side, was to contrast the masculine/hard edged aesthetics of the surrounding graffiti. Many of these pieces that have been put up have been peeled down by people who embraced them, were annoyed by them or considering them an act of vandalism. The result reflects the psyche of the viewer. This image has thus far been put up thousands of times around various parts of the world.
2006 - current
Medium: Photography / Found Objects / Mix Media
Inspired by my parents first entrepreneurial step in America, my first home, The Arch Motel. This project celebrates my community and the duality of cultures that coincide in a unique setting along the American landscape.
A part of the series was on view at the Smithsonian (DC), Aicon Gallery (NY) and The Gateway Project (NJ).
Medium: Giclée Print
Digital collage in conjunction with Heems. This resulted into the packing for his album, Eat Pray Thug,
2 pieces from the series were shown at Aicon Gallery in New York City
Medium: Mix Medium
Size: 34" x 36"
Size: 59'x 34"
Exploring the juxtapositions of Organic vs Geometric. Synthetic vs Natural. Consistent material found throughout the series, including found ephemera, ripped billboard advertisements and yoga mats.
Medium: Digital collage; Digital Projection and print ephemera
Bringing out the displacement in society
In conjunction with Vijay Iyer's 5 night residency at SFJAZZ and the Ojai Festival.
Medium: Silkscreen on Archival Paper
Size: 18" x 24"
Illustration created for hip hop group Das Racist. This was used in their tour merchandise and visuals.
Rajneesh | 2016
5.5" x 4" x 1"
Medium: Assemblage / Wearable
The series is ongoing
2012 - Current
Poster for the film, Miss Lovely, directed by Ashim Ahluwalia. The film is set in the criminal depths of Mumbai's C-grade (horror and porn film) industry. Miss Lovely premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and competed in the Un Certain Regard section. The film also screened at numerous film festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam. Miss Lovely had release of around 300 screens in India in 2014.
Visual concepts for an album, titled SweetBox, by Talvin Singh. The album was never released.
Album art for Montreal based psych band, Elephant Stone
A set of images created in 2005 that were silk screened on wearables and other priced ephemera.
A series of Instagram studies juxtaposing video and audio for 2 different sources and cultures. More can be found using the hashtag #FridayDanceTime on instagram.
Medium: Assemblage over found sign on cardboard
After moving to New York, straight after graduating from undergrad, Chiraag started creating visuals for multiple parties. This started with Vivek Bald and Rekha Malholtra's night called Mutiny. This was followed with creating visuals for Rekha's Bollywood Disco, Beat Bazaar, Lipstick Optional, and the legendary Basement Bhangra nights.
Presenting an experience using chai and South Asian inspired snacks as the focus. A cart, constructed by the artist, was the centerpiece of the performance.
4 performances took place in Dolores Park (San Francisco) in the summer of 2010
Presentation of hand-built chai cart in Dolores Park to explore South Asian food cart experience and interactions with artist as chai vendor in a San Francisco setting.
Presenting an experience with chai and South Asian inspired snacks using a hand-built cart.
Medium: Assemblage, Collage, Photography
4 pieces very part of the show Visualizing our Americana: Color Polemics at The Gateway Project in Newark, NJ
Medium: Embroidered patch on Giclée Print
Size: 12" x 15"
Medium: Ink on cardboard; Mix Media
Album packaging for jazz duo Raw Materials.
Part of the Tin Series, in conjunction with Himanshu Suri.
Medium: Giclée Print
Shown at Artspace in Winnipeg, Canada
Chosen to collaborate with Levi's Asia. A line of eight shirts were created. The shirts were sold at Levi's stores in India, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, and China