BisWaJit Balasubramanian (b. 1963)
Biswajit Balasubramanian’s fascination with cartoons began in childhood. As a self evolved cartoonist he began to contribute regularly to school and other in – house magazines. His Pocket Cartoons feature in the Chennai based bi-monthly newspaper Madras Musings, and the works spread over three years have been published as a compilation, titled’ Chennai Latte-A Madras Brew’ co-authored with Ranjitha Ashok. Biswajit also works with newspapers and his weekly strip cartoon titled “Mallini” appeared in The Hindu Retail Plus. His cartoons appear in lifestyle magazines such as Frappe, and ‘2nd REEL’, a strip cartoon in Galatta Cinema and ‘Kaapi’ in Malli, an online gourmet website. His corporate cartoons appeared in Nightingale Management Diary in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He has illustrated several books with leading publishers including children’s books for Tulika Publishers.
The selected curated shows he has participated in are WomanEyes at Forum Art Gallery, Chennai 2006, Maiden Humour, Nehru Centre, London, and at Sutra Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2006, Madras Week, Forum Art Gallery, 2007, Lining the Streets, Forum Art Gallery, The Madras Canvas I and II, Forum Art Gallery 2007, 2008, Chennai Sangamam, 2009, The Madras Canvas at ICCR, Kuala Lumpur, 2010.
The artist lives and works in Chennai.