Talwar Gallery is very pleased to announce an exhibition of new sculptures, installations and works on paper by A. Balasubramaniam. This is his second solo exhibition in the Unites States and his second at Talwar Gallery. Beyond capturing his vision with beauty of an experience, in his new works Bala has evolved his search for the ineffable. Strongly influenced by the spiritual nature of expression and propelled by existential quest, the artist continues to excavate our perception from inertia of habit. On exhibit are artist’s most recent explorations with the boundaries between the seen and the unseen while situating the hidden in our vision and in consciousness. As a momentary viewing masks the underlying transformations, the artist employs the process to reveal the hidden.
"Despite the strong visual affirmation in witnessing Bala’s works we are challenged to believe what we see. Our sense of perception, of reality is questioned and at times evoking a contradictory realization. This comes to the fore in the work, Golden Thorn, in which a stem of thorns cast in pure gold is floating in a palpably soft, white background. The desire for wealth (Maya) is juxtaposed with the pain associated with the pursuit of illusions."