Born in Ivory Coast to an Ivorian father and a French mother, Gopal arrived in Bordeaux in 1991 to study a degree in visual arts that he began in high school. In 1997 he returned to Africa and moved to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to learn traditional bronze techniques. Three years later he returned to France and moved to Paris. Between 2001 and 2009 he made the choice to temporarily give up painting.
Since 2010 Gopal has participated in numerous exhibitions in Africa, Europe, the USA and Asia. Recently, he participated in the 11th and 12th Dakar Biennials in Senegal, Dak'Art (2014 and 2016), the 1st Biennial of Kampala in Uganda (2014), the 5th Maiden Tour Festival in Baku, Azerbaijan (2014). ).
Gopal has also been invited to various artist residency programs, including ART OMI New York (2014). Some of his works are in public and private collections, including the Lisser Art Museum in Sassenheim, the Netherlands.