2015 - 2018
Series: White Washed
Medium: Collage & Silkscreen on Found Lithographs
Sizes: 30"x40" / 14'x30" / 40"x49"
Exploring the levels of domination and control in society, while critiquing how they are disguised within layers of history.
4 pieces from the series were shown at Aicon Gallery in New York City. 3 pieces from the series were shown at Southern Exposure in San Francisco. 4 pieces are featured in the music video "Damn Girl" by Heems.
2014 - current
Medium: Found Objects
Size: 30' x 20'
This project explores the commercialization and commodification of a culture through yoga ephemera.
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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.
2006 - current
Medium: Photography / Found Objects / Mix Media
This project explores the duality of cultures that coincide in a unique setting along the American landscape. Named after my first home, The Arch Motel. Hundreds of photos have been created across the US since 2006.
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
A series created for Vijay Iyer's 5 night residency at SFJAZZ (2017, 2018) and the Ojai Festival.
Medium: Silkscreen on Archival Paper
Size: 18" x 24"
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
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.
Various album art created for Montreal based psych band, Elephant Stone.
Medium: Assemblage over found sign on cardboard
A collection of film posters, collected in Bangalore, rendered in a 4 color Risograph monograph in collaboration with Colpa Press. The pieces that were selected, from his collection, consists of mostly American, Horror, East Asian and Western-inspired films.
50 pp | 11 by 17 inches
Perfect-bound & Perforated
First edition of 100, hand numbered
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Exploring third-culture stories. The word “Only” is inspired by a particular usage of English in South Asia to emphasize a statement. Through coming from a particular place, “This Only” demonstrates how something seemingly “from there” can become a part of “here”.
Design and production for illustrator Sanjay Patel's exhibition at the Asian Art Museum. The room showcased his work juxtaposed with Hindu artifacts.
After moving to New York, straight after graduating from undergrad, Chiraag started creating visuals for a legendary club night started by Vivek Bald and Rekha Maloltra called Mutiny. This was followed with creating visuals for Rekha's Bollywood Disco, Beat Bazaar, Lipstick Optional, and Basement Bhangra.
An experience with chai and snacks using a custom built cart.
4 performances took place in Dolores Park (San Francisco) in the summer of 2010
2012 - Current
Various album art created for jazz artist Rudresh Mahanthappa.
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
A set of images created in 2005 that were silk screened on wearables and other priced ephemera.