Solo Exhibition of Relief Art by Balu N Chaudhari
This young artist from Bhopal (originally from Pune), keeps pace with life and living via his creative abstraction. Mapping his thoughts and perception to abstract musings, he paints on the reverse of acrylic sheets.
Says Balu, ‘The nature of abstraction in my work is not steady. I always try to measure the limit of the medium to help me realize my creative passions in visual forms. And here, I believe that the medium for artistic expression does not only constitute the material objects outside the artist, but also the artist’s own state of mind is an integral part of the medium. Thus if the change on the outside is not accompanied by the change of the mental state, then creative expression is partial”.
What emerges is a defined, unique form that is visually arresting and seems to draw you into a conversation. Exploring the balance between constant and change, he captures the infinite forms in nature as fastidious expressions of his constantly changing perceptions in life using acrylic colours on acrylic sheet, painting on the reverse and then working on relief /embossing. Exploring and experimenting with new materials brings this thought process a full circle and new possibilities emerge.
In his work, lies his philosophy. Scenic vistas do not remain just vistas; they transform into a medium of enquiry… the conscious and unconscious submerge to create countless manifestations of nature’s regenerative forms. All is not visible; it is experienced. Like in a tiny seed one can experience the grandeur of life. Reluctant to get typecast, Balu shuns any distinct plans; instead, opting to try and find the rhythm of the abstract. In this new awakening, he finds novelty in form, texture and rhythm with each unique work of art!
The exhibition can be simultaneously viewed online at http://gallerypradarshak.com/
Dates: 2nd – 12th May 2017
Venue : 100, Kalpana Bldg., Plot No. 338.
12th Road, Khar(W), Mumbai 400 052
Timings: 11a.m – 7p.m (Except on Sundays & Public Holidays)