Sahej Rahal's artworks revel in masculine fantasy, whilst also mocking its affectations. The solitary characters he essays seem to have emerged from Joseph Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces refracted through George Lucas's Star Wars series. The nature of these characters, like that of the peculiar beasts he fashions, is often ambiguous. While their nature might be indeterminate or protean, these personages all appear like irruptions of a semi-mythic realm in contemporary life.
Rahal has recently been part of many high profile residencies including Bar1, Bangalore, 2011; FUTUR foundation, Zurich, 2011; INLAKS Shivdasani Foundation sponsored residency at KHOJ international artists' association, New Delhi, 2013; Creative India Foundation sponsored residency at GASWORKS, London, 2013; Zegnart sponsored residency at MACRO museum, Rome, 2013. The artist is based in Mumbai.