Vijay V. Paniker is a Chicago artist who received his Bachelor’s Degree from Northeastern Illinois University where he double majored in Art and Anthropology. These seemingly diverse subjects converge though disguised behind his practice of trompe l’oeil ceramics. As expressed in his current bodies of work, Vijay’s Industrial Series tells the stories and creates new histories through these cultural artifact art objects. Currently, Vijay works for Shimpo Ceramics in Itasca, IL as well as the Brickton Art Center in Park Ridge, where he teaches adult ceramics classes and workshops. Vijay exhibits his work throughout the country.
Vijay V Parker’s trompe l’oeil ceramics target the utile, observing and recreating that which might otherwise subjectively vanish into the background. Here the artist’s studio staple is multiplied and perfectly realised in clay, cans of turpentine the token of the sculptors day to day environment.