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bala thiagarajan

Medium: Painting

Booth #: LN5

Born and brought up in Chennai, India, I have a passion for colors and patterns that are inspired by the Indian culture. I love to explore texture in different mediums and my color palette reflects the colors of silk and cotton saris worn by women in South India. I create free-hand textured paintings by piping acrylic paints in the style of henna body art in canvas in an attempt to capture the temporary nature of this art onto more enduring surfaces. I paint intuitively, focusing on my breathing & the symmetry of the paintings comes from a meditative practice of organic repetition. I have been combining my biology background and my love for math — fractals and geometry — in the works I create and the finished paintings are full of rhythm and color.

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