Ajit Chauhan Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Ajit Chauhan


162 erased record (album) covers

279.4 x 560 cm
American born Ajit Chauhan, based in San Francisco, is an artist attempting to subvert our sense of perception by reorganizing existing visual languages. For one of his most recent body of works entitled ‘ReRecord’ Chauhan uses old vinyl albums. The work is composed of 160 erased record covers pinned together onto a wall, forming unresolved and slightly faded portraits that recall and highlight the ephemeral nature of things. The record covers can be seen as a marketing tool & a form of expression. They are an expression of marketing, which is playfully undermined. Chauhan’s unresolved portraits are rendered abstract and a reoccurring absence of detail unsettles any sense of something more substantial. Chauhan’s playfulness, upon what already exists, amounts to a work of delicate resolve and mild amusement.

Ajit Chauhan's Biography

Ajit Chauhan
Born in 1981, Kansas, USA
Lives and works in San Francisco


From The Pencil Area, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, New York, NY

Ohne Titel, Meet Factory, Int. Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
not-California, Divus Karlin Studios, Prague, Czech Republic

What's That Hanging On My Bicycle? - Jack Hanley Gallery - San Francisco, CA
Ajit Chauhan - San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery - SFACG, San Francisco, CA
ReRecord - Jack Hanley Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Ajit Chauhan - Having Visions - The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

Staring at the Sun - Jack Hanley Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Milky Way of Breeding Stallions That Roll, Ejaculating by Themselves - Adobe Books & The Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Sit in You in the Sun (Light Station) - Jack Hanley Gallery - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Sila ma Ligd lugo - The LAB, San Francisco, CA


Eleven Lights on the Bay, The Apartment, Vancouver, BC
American Gothic: Regionalist Portraiture from the Collection, UC Davis Museum (Richard L. Nelson Gallery) Davis, CA

The Empire Strikes back: Indian Art Today, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Syncopation von Francesca Gavin, Grimmuseum, Berlin
Endgame, Slaughterhousespcae, Healdsburg, CA
Final: San Francisco Show, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Rezidenti Meet Factory, Meet Factory Gallery, Prague
Paper! Awesome, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

Galaxy: A Hundred or So Stars Visible to the Naked Eye - Berkeley Art
Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley,CA
A Mind Meld is a Terrible Thing to Waste - Jack Hanley Gallery - San
Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Front + Center - Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

At Home (Brian Chippendale, Ajit Chauhan, Dieter Roth, Franklin Williams), Lincart Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Optic Illusion, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
8th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, The Verdi Club, San Francisco, CA
ART SALE 12, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Reframing Homelessness: Art for Walls, Roofs for People- A benefit for the Coalition on Homelessness , SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA