The works of Mahesh Baliga resonate with the rhythm of the immediate. He is a painter of his surroundings. However, he does not make naïve very similitude of what he sees around. Adding a pinch of humor, Mahesh transforms the quotidian into surreal. This surrealism is not a direct outcome of his subconscious meanderings. The socio-political awareness of the artist comes to the fore as certain persisting concerns. He employs a very minimal narrative to establish or deconstruct the very notions of reality, perception and comprehension in art.