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Artist - Alok Bal
Alok  Bal

Artist Name:
Alok Bal

Reference Number:
39

Year of Birth:1969

Location:Bal lives and works in Baroda.

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Alok Bal studid Fine Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda. At the onset of his career one could see that Bal was very much influenced by the British Pop-Artist and their American counterparts, but since then he has found an idiom that is very much his own, Bal's works represent man's innate instinct to dominate nature, for instance man's desire to trim trees to look like lollipops, planting flowering shrubs around fountains. Bal use irony and skill to express his fascination and disillusionment with life in a metropolis.

The metaphorical usage of serene colors, the flying dainty figures, the scratches, the realistically done attributes are all like motifs stiched together with excellent skill and obviousity of his inner urges. The play of colors and juxtaposed frames of alluring images are themselves praying the viewer quite dramatically to take a voyage in the intrinsic avenues beyond the surface. The fore ground in Alok's painting always obstructs the viewer with lyrical sophistication. But once the mid or the back ground is transpassed it takes him into the imprudent world of show up and insecurities of self existence. The materialistic world, the world which is illicit, asinine, harlequin. Where human being carries themselves as effigies of egotism and voyeurism. This vicious world which is overlooked by most of us eloquently portrayed by these vigorous artist. The world is shown not casted out of emotive feelings, emotion is a nostalgia here.

Education

  • 1989 B.Com. (Sambalpur University, Orissa)
  • 1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine arts, M.S. University Baroda
  • 2001 Post Diploma in Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University Baroda

Solo Show

  • 2006 Football Fever, At Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai

Group Shows

  • Harmony Show, Mumbai
  • 2004 Tribute to Bhupen Khaker, TAO Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • Garden of Roses, at Sarjan Art Gallery Baroda
  • 2002 Tulika Kala Parishad, Udaipur
  • 2006 "Feb" Group Show at LENXESS ABS Gallery, Baroda
  • 2006 Merging Culture, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda
  • 2005 "Feb" Group Show at Bayer ABS Gallery, Baroda
  • 2005 'Use/ Throw" Installation show at Sara Arrakal Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2004 "Fusion" at bayer ABS Gallery, Baroda
  • 2003 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • San-ET-Lumiere Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • Feb Group Show at Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda
  • 2002 Nazar Art Gallery, Baroda

Awards

  • 1998 National Scholarship (HRD), New Delhi

Camps Attended

  • 2006 All India Artists Camp, by Artworld, Chennai
  • 2006 Painting on Glass at Studio 'SPACE", Baroda
  • 2005 All India Artists Camp, Jamshedpur, Bihar (Tata Steel)
  • 2004 All India Artists Camp Alakhaya Group, Baroda
  • 2003 All India Artists Camp Bangalore
  • 1995 All India Artists Camp Hyderabad
  • 1992 All Orissa Artists Camp
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