Calcutta, 1974. Lives and works in Mumbai.
Sir Raja III is the third in a series of works that explores a character that I play, and places him in tableaux for performances for live audiences and film. The story around him is woven through and is a dramatization of personal memory, old family photographs, an ancestral home, and endless stories of the family. The theatrics of posing for portraiture, particularly in painting and early photography, have also inspired this work. Posing for staged performances and film allows me to blur the lines between photography, painting, and theater. (Nikhil Chopra)
Represented by: Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai.
Image: Sir Raja III visits Khowaja Press, 2007. Performance.