Baiju Parthan, a botanist by training, scrutinizes images from the surrounding media dissecting them and then reassembling into a complete painting with a scientific accuracy. He paradoxically utilises mechanical means to create original works of art by composing his paintings on a computer screen. He gathers and rearranges elements culled from the internet until he finds a harmonious balance which he then translates to the canvas. Once a cartoonist with the Times of India Group Publications in Mumbai, Parthan is also a scholar of comparative mythology and philosophy. These elements all greatly inform his work and his paintings possess a cohesive almost narrative quality despite their disparate origins.