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Footprints In The Mud

Artist: Balaji Ponna

Size:78 X 60 Inches

Medium:Oil on Canvas

Style:Figurative

Artwork: Original

Artist Authenticity Certificate: Provided

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To Balaji, paintings are more of an expression of thoughts, memories, events, ideas, beliefs which are conceived by your mind during your regular days. In every series, he tries to narrate a different story. In the current series of works, he talks about the issue of migration particularly the urban journeys people take in hope of better life and possibilities. It also is a comment on contemporary times where hatred and differences are systematically taught and generations are growing with venomous thoughts about purity and pollution. The existential dilemmas impoverished people caught in the no-escape situation of nauseous discomfort.
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To Balaji, paintings are more of an expression of thoughts, memories, events, ideas, beliefs which are conceived by your mind during your regular days. In every series, he tries to narrate a different story. In the current series of works, he talks about the issue of migration particularly the urban journeys people take in hope of better life and possibilities. It also is a comment on contemporary times where hatred and differences are systematically taught and generations are growing with venomous thoughts about purity and pollution. The existential dilemmas impoverished people caught in the no-escape situation of nauseous discomfort.

Balaji Ponna


Balaji Ponna

Born 1980
Lives and Practices in Baroda


Born and brought up in Andhra, Balaji has completed his bachelor's in Graphics from Visakhapatnam. His father was a commercial signboard painter and it is from his childhood that he started painting. However, when Balaji joined Andhra University for his Bachelors's, he found out the difference in the purpose of the two.

Balaji has been a recipient of many scholarships and awards. He was a gold medallist from Andhra University in Graphics, Merit Award from Vishwa Bharti University, Shanti Niketan, HRD National Scholar Ship for young Artist. He has been a part of multiple solo and group exhibitions and has been exhibiting his Artworks since 2001. His works are in the collection of Shoes or no Shoes Museum, Belgium and SJ Art Museum, South Korea.

To Balaji, paintings are more of an expression of thoughts, memories, events, ideas, beliefs which are conceived by your mind during your regular days. In every series, he tries to narrate a different story. In the current series of works, he talks about the issue of migration particularly the urban journeys people take in hope of better life and possibilities. It also is a comment on contemporary times where hatred and differences are systematically taught and generations are growing with venomous thoughts about purity and pollution. The existential dilemmas impoverished people caught in the no-escape situation of nauseous discomfort. The open lands are actually a dystopic reality of the rural hinterlands left to deplete and turning into barren wastelands. The idea to show this dark side of reality is to initiate a dialogue to mull on what can be done if we all want to get out of this mess. The colorful palette of the series also is to shows the in-summability of those rich hues. The reason for choosing a twilight light and colors is to bring the undecided and in-between nature of their lives.

Qualification :

M. F. A.       (Graphics) From  Viswa Bharti University Shantiniketan.

B. F. A.        (Graphics) From  Andhra  University, Visakhapatnam.  A.P. 

Solo Exhibitions:

2017     “Blues Browns and Greens” At Gallery Art District xiii, New Delhi

2015     “The Mirror has no heart” at Art District xiii, collaboration with The Guild art gallery, in New Delhi

2011      “Looking is not seeing" solo show in The Guild art gallery, Mumbai 

2011      “Monuments" a solo project at India Art summit by the guild at gallery Mumbai at New Delhi.

2010      “The things I say, “A solo show at Studio la Citta, Verona, Italy

2009      ‘Black Smoke’, at Bose Pacia & the Guild, Mumbai at Bose pacia-Kolkata.

2007      "UNTITLED"- Osmosis Art gallery, Mumbai

Two-men  show:

2019    “Mirrored Questions”, a two men show in Art District xiii, New Delhi Exhibition & Participations:

2019    Gallery opening show- SJ ART GALLERY, South Korea

2019    A Group show in Stainless art gallery New Delhi by Vis-a-Vis art foundation.   

2019    Group show at  Art district xiii. New Delhi 

2019    Indian Art Fair with Art District xiii, New Delhi            

2019    Vis-a-Vis foundation’s group show at  Kochi.   

2018    “ KAFA”-Korean art fair. Kintex hall, Gyeonggi province, Seoul. South Korea

2018    “ HYNARU” International art exhibition and symposium. Dangjin, South Korea

2018    “known –Unknown” by Art District xiii at Indian art Fair 2018, New Delhi

2018    “ID-ENTITY” a group show at Gallery Art Pilgrim New Delhi, curated by Pranamita Bargain

2018    “Always room for love” a group show at Art Centrix live gallery, curated by Monica Jain, New Delhi 

2018    “When the caged bird sings” a group show at Anant Art gallery, New Delhi

2018    “Mapping Frontiers” at Kalakriti art gallery, curated by Lina Vincent Sunish, Hyderabad

2017    Group show at Amaravati art society, Amaravati

2017    “Forking paths" a curated show at fine arts gallery, Baroda

2017    Installation for Second edition of white field art collective and art chutney  Bangalore

2017    Hub-9 group show in Faculty Art Gallery, Baroda    

2016    “A New Space” a group show at Nazar art gallery, Vadodara.

2016    “The Bird Project” by v-care at Baroda       

2015    A group show at Kalakriti art gallery, Hyderabad.

2015    “Known Sense” a kitsch art group show at faculty of fine arts gallery, Vadodara.

2015    “A4-Art” at Priyarshi art gallery, Vadodara and Mumbai.

2015    “CIMA Award show” at CIMA art gallery, Kolkata

2015    “VAD FEST-2015-Baroda chronicles” an International arts & cultural art festival, Baroda.

2014    Regional art exhibition by Lalit Kala academy. Chennai

2014    “A Group show at ‘Art Steam’-Singapore 

2014    A group show in Hyatt Hotel, Indian art consultants LLP, at Raipur

2014    “Feb. show-2014” at abs laxness gallery, Baroda.        

2013    Participant, The Fondazione Benetton of Treviso-by Luciano Benetton, Ponzano, Italy

2013    "Fluid" watercolor show at the Site art gallery, Makarpura, Baroda.

2013    “Duality of the image" at fine arts gallery, Baroda

2013    "Hail" a curated show by Madhu Venugopal, at my art gallery and museum of Kerala, Kochi

2013    Indian art summit 2013, by the guild art gallery, New Delhi

2012    Show at Taj ends by The Guild art gallery. Mumbai.

2012    “Roti-kapada& makan " curated by Anubhav nath at ojas gallery New Delhi

2012    “Art Chennai" latitude28 gallery, New Delhi

2011    “Big picture-2" at sumukha art gallery, Bangalore 

2011    “Giant elephant-Indian contemporary art. At Gong art space, South Korea

2011    "New Trends in south” at apparao galleries Chennai

2010    “Bangalore hubba!!" apparao galleries, Chennai

2011    "Glocal- des parades" a group show, at Sarjan art gallery, Baroda and Derby shire U.K

2010    "10x10" show at gallery threshold, New Delhi

2010    “Art celebrates 2010 New Delhi commonwealth games 2010, New Delhi

2010    “therefore graphiti" An group show in the guild, and saffron art, at Mumbai & New York

2010    Art Basel, with studio la citta Italy.

2010    Arte fiera Bologna 2010  

2010    "Des parades: the challenge of Glocal, Derbyshire, UK 

2010    "June show" at 1x1 art gallery, Dubai

2010    Artist of the month-   by saffron art, Mumbai

2009    “a group exhibition of paintings, by Navsar, Devi art foundation, New Delhi

2009    “New vanguard" a group conducted by saffron art@ the guild new York at New York.

2009    India art summit 2009, by the guild art gallery, at New Delhi.

2009    India art summit, by Nature morte, New Delhi  

2009    Residency Show at the Guild, Mumbai.

2009    Group Show at Nature Morte, New Delhi.

2009    ‘Big picture’ Group Show at Sumukha gallery, Bangalore.

2009    ‘Contemporary Exoticism” curated by Marco Meneguzzo, at Studio La Citta, Verona, ITALY

2009    Basel Art fair, 2009 with studio la Citta, Italy.

2009    Hong Kong Art fair 2009 with The Guild, Mumbai.

2009    Work has been selected for France print biennale, France.

2009    On the paper ‘group show at gallery with difference, Kolkata

2009    Preview at faculty gallery, msu, Baroda

2008    ‘July Show’, the guild gallery Mumbai.

2008    A group show at Tulika arts Gallery, Mumbai.

2007    ‘In the midst’, Group show organized by zamaana arts, at Tehresharan gallery New York.

2007    ‘Chronicles of Unspoken’, group show at Travancore art gallery, New Delhi

2007    ‘Cross Roads’, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, at Kolkata.

2007    Kala Ghoda art festival, by Osmosis art gallery, Mumbai.

2007    Bharat Bhavan 7th international print biennial, Bhopal

2006    “Trans-Local" an group show at faculty exhibition hall, Baroda.

2006    ‘Stepping in Stepping out’, by Art konsult & threshold art gallery at India habitat, New Delhi

2006    "American curry" A print show at Abs Lanxess gallery Baroda by Tennessee university, U.S.A

2006    ‘Modus operandi’, group show, ABS Lanxess gallery Baroda.

2006    ‘Sense N Blend’,   Kaleidoscope art gallery, Baroda.

2005    ‘Distilled embers' prints show organized by Alternatives & threshold art gallery, New Delhi.

2005    ‘Are we like this only’, Curated by vidya shivdas,  Vadehra Art gallery, New Delhi.

2005    Tokyo mini print biennial, Japan

2003    A group show of prints, at Nandan art gallery, Santi Niketan

2002    'Fusion' prints show at college of fine arts, Chandigarh

2002    An exchange exhibition of prints, at Saga College of art, Japan

2002    All India Exhibition of Drawing, by PKLA, Chandigarh

2002    All India Exhibition of Art, by IAFA, Amritsar

2001    “sojourn" artist camp and show, at Vizag, by threshold art gallery, New Delhi

2001    Telugu university art exhibition, Hyderabad

Participations:  

2001    ARTIST CAMP organized by threshold art gallery New Delhi, at Vizag

2003    National painting camp, organized by Lalit kala academy, at Hyderabad  

2005    sojourn - Artist camp, organized by threshold art gallery, at vizag

2012    National print making camp, organized by Lalit kala akademi, New Delhi

2016    Harmony Artist Residency, by Reliance group of companies, Mumbai.  

Scholarships and awards:

2015                Qualified in National Eligible Test [NET]                

1997-2001      Merit Award [gold medal] from Andhra University,

2001-2003      Telugu university scholarship, Hyderabad

2001 -2003     Merit Award from Vishwa Bharati University, Shanti Niketan

2004-2005      HRD National Scholar Ship for young Artist

 

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