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Artist: Mitun Balman

Pasacana Cactus in Indus Valley Civilization Pot No. 2
Title: Pasacana Cactus in Indus Valley Civilization Pot No. 2
Description: Acrylic on canvas
Media: Painting
Size: 16 x 20
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2020  Showings

wheelchair accessible

May 9 - 10 , Site: 124
475 Knoll Drive
Los Altos, CA 94024


About Mitun Balman

This is a new style of art. My art reflects a combination of art movements for simultaneous depiction of reality and subconscious, fighting aggressively for viewer’s attention. For example, combining Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Fauvism, and Op Art in a painting (e.g. the painting Earth flying flag and an endless journey); or Combining Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism and Color Fields (e.g. Clouds and the City series). The series combines the chaotic Abstract Expressionistic clouds/unknown-sky, with the known predictability of the city rendered through simplistic, structured Minimalism and geometric Abstraction.

A recent series (Pasacana Cactus in Indus Valley Civilization Pot) explores juxtaposition of opposites. It seeks to investigate the visual and subconscious effect of combining the ancient and the contemporary, ordinary and the surreal, illusory and the real, minimal and the maximal within the same visual window. This necessitates the manipulation of the focal point – within the entire peripheral field of vision – which keeps moving. To achieve this effect, this series uses a combination of Minimalism, Op Art, Surrealism, Color Field, Ancient art and Printmaking. The resultant antipodes – chaos and order, or solid forms beside busy lines – are part and parcel of the composition.