Born on 14 August 1982 in Mudubidri, Mangalore District, Karnataka, Mahesh Baliga did his BFA from the CAVA, Mysore University and currently he is final year post graduate student in painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University, Baroda.
With no support base in his
native village, Mahesh
was initiated into art by a local painter, who used to paint icons in temples.
Looking at those works, a young Mahesh thought that he
would become a drawing teacher and took a certificate course in Drawing.
Soon he decided to pursue art seriously and joined the CAVA.
The works of Mahesh Baliga
resonate with the rhythm of the immediate.
He is a painter of his surroundings.
does not make naïve very similitude of what he
Adding a pinch of humor, Mahesh
transforms the quotidian into surreal.
This surrealism is not a direct outcome of his
The socio-political awareness of the artist comes to the fore as certain persisting concerns.
employs a very minimal narrative to establish or deconstruct the very notions of reality, perception and comprehension in art.
From Mangalore to Baroda- Has this relocation helped Mahesh
in some ways?
How does Mahesh Baliga
Where do we see Mahesh Baliga
in coming two years?