Alok Bal studied Fine Arts
at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda.
At the onset of his career one could see that Bal was
very much influenced by the British Pop-Artist and their
American counterparts, but since then he has found an
idiom that is very much his own, Bal\'s works represent
man’s innate instinct to dominate nature, for
instance man\'s desire to trim trees to look like lollipops,
planting flowering shrubs around fountains. Bal use
irony and skill to express his fascination and disillusionment
with life in a metropolis. The metaphorical usage of
serene colors, the flying dainty figures, the scratches,
the realistically done attributes are all like motifs
stitched together with excellent skill and obviousity
of his inner urges. The play of colors and juxtaposed
frames of alluring images are themselves praying the
viewer quite dramatically to take a voyage in the intrinsic
avenues beyond the surface. The fore ground in Alok\'s
painting always obstructs the viewer with lyrical sophistication.
But once the mid or the back ground is transpassed it
takes him into the imprudent world of show up and insecurities
of self existence. The materialistic world, the world
which is illicit, asinine, harlequin. Where human being
carries themselves as effigies of egotism and voyeurism.
This vicious world which is overlooked by most of us
eloquently portrayed by these vigorous artist. The world
is shown not casted out of emotive feelings, emotion
is nostalgia here. Bal lives and works in Baroda.