Lochan Upadhyay is a young contemporary artist from India. His major interest lies in making objects out of objects (mostly waste from consumer products). He performs sometimes like mannequin wearing these objects and sometimes straight objects in his performative photographs.
Lochan has been working in different mediums to explore his fascination for the waste produced by consumers and the consumer culture. His sculpture cum objects deal with a raw and unpolished medium. He creates question between art object and non-art object, how value is added to an object the moment it is placed in the institutional context.
Lochan has been an integral part of Non-Profit artists initiative SANDARBH which provides context for artists to explore new and untouched rural context. Lochan’s sculptures/objects are a byproduct of his rural and urban experience. His studio at Partapur (a small village in south of Rajasthan) is a main lab for his ideas crossing the urban-rural boundaries. His nomadic home shelters or what he calls Ghumakkad Ghar are the kind of design of temporary shelter or mobile house for nomads. He himself is a nomad and his nomadic life is reflected in these Mobile homes.
One of his projects has been awarded FICA Public art Grant and was shortlisted for the International Award for Public Art. His works got major attention in Paris, France and Wiesbaden, Frankfurt Germany in Europe. His works have been showcased in the Tel Aviv museum, theArt Plural Gallery in Singapore, USA and Korea.
Lochan presently works in Partapur and lives in Vadodara.