BALAN NAMBIAR ( b.1937 )
Balan is an acclaimed Painter, Sculptor, Enamelist, Photographer and Research scholar, born in 1937 in Kannapuram, Kannur District, Kerala. He acquired Diploma in Fine Arts (Sculpture) in 1971 from Government College of Arts & Crafts, Chennai.
He has held 33 solo exhibitions in India and Europe and has published 17 research papers based on his academic research.
The master sculptor began doing sculptures with clay, concrete, wood and then onto mild steel and bronze. Since 2000 Balan has used stainless steel as the medium for his sculptures and has executed over 200 stainless steel sculptures. He has done over 130 outdoor sculptures and one of his latest is a 21 ft high monumental sculpture in stainless steel for the IOC, New Delhi.
Balan lives and works in Bengaluru.