• Venkatesh Balasubramaniam

Venkatesh Balasubramaniam

Emerging from personal relationships and challenging encounters, Venkatesh Balasubramaniam's body of work takes its final form as Interconnectedness of life. Born in Tamil Nadu, Venkatesh Balasubramaniam lives and works in Chennai, India. Being a meditator, he derives inspiration from Buddhist principles. The Buddha's ideas of co-existence, cause and effect and interdependence profoundly influence his thoughts. When one truly understands that one is not 'alone' or 'special' in any way, that insight liberates the person from suffering and discontent. Therefore, his artistic expressions attempt to capture the constant flux in the human mind and the Interconnectedness of all life. Right from his childhood, Venkatesh has experienced familial and extended relationships' intense pains and pleasures. These events have made him acutely aware of the intricate dispositions of each person, their seemingly insignificant actions and their cascading consequences for everyone involved. He is fascinated by this constant arising and ceasing of stability and equilibrium, forever seeking to harmonise with the universe. This central theme shines through all his work. His series of works for the exhibition, "The Five Art Bananas", express awe-inducing connectedness, balance, and variety available for a seeker of inner beauty.