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.