Yasala Balaiah is exhibiting his latest art works on Telangana women and rural life, at Yasala Art Studio, from the 6th July to the 20th July. The timings are from 10am to 7pm.
Balaiah's paintings of Telangana people are drawn from the beautiful rural backdrop of his native milieu. His paintings include brightly attired, dark-complexioned, straight-nosed and strong-boned Telangana women, captured with a native candor. Balaiah responds to his native landscape and the people there, with a completely uncontrived directness.
Balaiah was born in 1939 in Ibrahimpur, Andhra Pradesh. He is a Master of Arts in Drawing, and has had a 40-year career as a teacher and practising artist. He has won many art awards including the National Award for teachers from the President of India in 1994, and the Shrama Shakthi award from the Gautama Buddha Awards Committee. He has also won awards from the Hyderabad Art Society, Ravindra Kala Mandir (Gudur), Lalitha Kala Kendram (Bapatla), Vasavi Navaratna Award, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Konaseema Chitrakala Parishad, Lakshana Art Gallery (Hyderabad), and the Nehru Art Gallery (Bombay).
He has been an active participant in artist camps at Lepakshi, Ramappa, Konark, Manipal
and Hyderabad, and his work can be found in art collections at the Salarjung Museum,
the Los Angeles Museum, the Andhra Pradesh State Museum, the State Lalitha Kala Academy (Hyderabad), the Central Lalitha Kala Academy (New Delhi), the Regional Center (Chennai), and in many private collections in India, Belgium, USA, UK and other countries.
The entry is free for all. Please contact 92472-77858 for further details.