Twenty-year-old Aisuk Balaram, a resident of
Hiranandani, Powai is best known for her large colourful paintings. As
a child, she was passionate about art and hence showed keen interest in
drawing and painting.
Today, this is a self taught artist who has risen
from the melancholy which she experienced out of getting off the beaten
tracks as a student. She’s someone who had to leave formal schooling
due to an optic nerve injury.
During her childhood Aisuk’s optic nerve was affected
after she met with an accident, however the complications rouse later
when she started growing. Aisuk showed great determination to combat
the difficulties and emerged as a winner in true sense.
And now, Aisuk is a known name in the art circles as
many of her paintings are put on display at Su:riti, an art gallery at
Hiranandani Gardens, Powai. Says Aisuk, "It’s very gratifying to see my
paintings put on display for sale. It provides me immense confident as
I have achieved this feat after going through a rough phase in my life."
Anita Balaram, Aisuk’s mother ecstatically says, "As
a mother I am very proud of her and admire the strength that she has
shown to overcome all odds." Speaking about how she stood besides her
while her daughter while she was going through complexity, she says,
"Children with such disability undergo a lot of emotional disturbances
and as a parent I was aware of it. I could only understand her problems
by putting myself at their place."
Aisuks paintings have some intense characteristics
including symmetrical designs, bright colors and bold geometric shapes,
which are all spiritual and strong emotional symbols coming to the
Children with such disability undergo a lot of emotional disturbances and as a parent I was aware of it. I could only
understand her problems by putting
myself at their place
– Anita Balaram, Aisuk’s mother