Nikhil Chopra’s artistic practice ranges between live art, theatre, painting, photography, sculpture and installations. His performances, in large part improvised, dwell on issues such as identity, the role of autobiography, the pose and self-portraiture, reflects on the process of transformation and the part played by the duration of performance. Taking autobiographical elements as his starting point, Chopra combines everyday life and collective history; daily acts such as eating, resting, washing and dressing, but also drawing and making clothes, acquire the value of ritual, becoming an essential part of the show.
In his continued engagement with food and as an artist working with the body, Chopra creates a series of ocean scapes on ceramic plates. He plays with the tradition of the hand-painted plate in Goa's Latin history as he moves seamlessly from walls, to his body, to paper and to ceramic to challenge the gaze of the onlooker and the function of an art object.
Ceramic credit: Nimmiatures, Goa
20.6 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm