REVIEW FOR EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY YASALA BALAIAH
Chitramayee- State Gallery Of Fine Arts is organising an exhibition of Batik paintings by Yasala Balaiah, from 24th to 31st October. A collection of more than 60 paintings is on display.
Balaiah, a National Award winner, is an established senior artist born in 1939, and is Hyderabad-based. After completing his M A & B Ed in drawing and painting in 1962, he took up a job as an art teacher. An expert at Batik painting, he earned himself the nickname Batik Balaiah, fascinating people all over the world with his dexterous experiments in this medium.
A native of Telangana, Balaiah is known for his delightful paintings of Telangana women, drawn from the beautiful rural backdrop. His colorful paintings of brightly-attired, dark-complexioned, straight-nosed and strong-boned Telangana women bring a refreshing whiff of rural splendor.
Balaiah has retired from his job as a teacher, and has devoted himself to working at his art full-time. He has participated in many solos and group shows in India and also abroad, and has received many awards since 1962.
Please contact the venue at 2311-3308/98486-66262 for further details.