Artist: Aleksander Balos
Title: Water in You
Medium: Print on canvas
Image Size: 20 x 30 inches
Frame Size: 25 3/4 x 35 3/4 inches
Reserve Bid is $700
Aleksander Balos' website: www.aleksanderbalos.com
Aleksander Balos was born in 1970 in the town of Gliwice, Poland. His parents, Jan and Janina, were artists, who encouraged him to study art in Gliwice Art Center, while he was still in elementary school. He did his first painting lessons with his father's oil paints.
In 1989 he went to the United States to attend St Joseph High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin. There he met with an artist, Mrs Gaggliardi, who encouraged him to attend an art school. Balos studied oil painting under painter and philosopher, Garry Rosin, whose influence of surreal representation left a lasting influence.
After completing BFA in painting with honors from Cardinal Stritch University, and having his first museum show at The Charles Allis Art Museum in 1995, Balos traveled to Chicago, where he attended the School of Representational Art for 2 years. In Chicago, Balos became an American citizen. He moved away from surrealism to representational realism.
In 1998, he exhibited his triptych Last Supper at Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago. He continues to be represented by this gallery in Chicago, Atlanta, New York and Palm Beach. In 2004 Arts Nord Sud made contact with him and exhibited him in Paris, France, and the following year Mr. Balos started exhibiting in Netherlands in Utrecht Gallery.
In 2005 Balos moved to Northern California where he is exhibiting at the Red Door Gallery in Mount Shasta, CA. Mr. Balos is also teaching drawing and painting privately at his atelier named ArtRoster in California.