Indian artist Roshan Chhabria and I have been chatting on Instagram, swapping ideas, images, reading suggestions and jokes. The subject of his drawings is middleclass Indian life and mine is the British Raj. We have found common areas of interest and points of complete divergence; I've been thinking about cultural misappropriation and issues of Orientalism while Roshan is interested in the daily grit of modern Indian life.
We have been looking at ways of making work together and began with an exhibition at the India Club, using each others' images in two large overpainted prints. Next month we will meet for the first time in India, where we will be making new work in his home town of Baroda.