Atul Bhalla has explored the physical, historical, spiritual, and political significance of water to the urban environment and population of his city (New Delhi) through artworks that incorporate sculpture, painting, installation, video, photography, and performance. Water in its essence, the real as well as the metaphysical, is examined - mapping its fundamental place in our lives. Implicit in Bhalla’s works is his constant attempt to politicise man’s relationship with water as well as to develop an ecological sensibility.
Bhallas’s recent notable exhibitions include: The Newark Museum’s INDIA: Public Places, Private Spaces; Fotographie Forum Frankfurt’s Watching me – Watching India: New Photography from India, and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Triennial, among others.
Yamuna Morning, 2007, from the public art Project Y