R Baala : He was born in Chennai, finished his M.F.A. in Government College of Arts and Crafts, Madras. He works mostly in relief where a composition contains within itself various 3 dimensional sculptural units. The artist’s motivation lies in nature and his assemblage reflects this detail. These maximalistic works are many layered and exquisitely detailed. The artist has the rare distinction of being invited to several prestigious print making workshops and international exhibition. He has participated in more than 100 Triennial and Biennial across the world. His works are found in several important collections including Thama Art University in Japan, Capping Group in Korea, Midgrafiks in Estonia and The National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi India.