Umesh Balavaradaraju tries to push time either backwards or forwards and never lets it remain static. He explores human behaviour and monotony of life through performance art and fine art. His work attempts to bring together awareness of oneself and the surroundings through contemporary dance and sculpting, combined with theatricality. He was Associate Director “Nritarutya–Indian Contemporary Dance Company” (2000-2012), Head Interior Designer and Co-founder “Urban Insight—Luxury Kitchen and Aabinetry Company” (2012–2016). He has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore.