Once again, we are happy to have with us a young artist that draws, zentangle, doodles as his hobby! Lanunukshi Keitzar is a student from Nagaland and he started his hobby two years ago after discovering cool artists across the world through social media! While Lanu goes through a phase of depression in his life, he uses his hobby as a therapy and in such a way he got inspired to continue what he loves to do.
“I have been brought up in an environment where my interest and views have not been suppressed but we are given the freedom to use and share. I suppose that is one reason for the absence of boundaries in the perception of my art.” Let us find out more about Lanu and his work!
We had a chat with Lanunukshi Keitzar, a young artist from Nagaland. He talks about his inspirations, how it got started and how his upbringing influenced his working style.
Hello! Please introduce a little about yourself.
My name is Lanunukshi Keitzar, 22 years of age and currently residing in Dimapur, Nagaland. I’m from the Ao community from Mokokchung Village. I love doodling and I started this hobby of mine only by the end of 2017. Presently, I’m doing my B.com 6th semester and being a student, I can’t get enough time to doodle much. So I try to indulge in my hobby as much as I can whenever I get free time. Besides doodling, I occasionally make miniature wire sculptures.
What initially sparked your interest in doodling, how did it all start?
My interest in doodling initially sparked after seeing the creative art of artists from different places through social media and the internet. It all started as a try out at first, then gradually my interests grew, especially when I started spending time with myself.
Art of a mythical creature by Lanubukshi Keitzar
One of the many cool arts of Lanunukshi Keitzar
A creative Wire Sculpture of a bonsai tree besides a tin house by Lanunukshi Keitzar
What are your sources of inspiration and what is the theme behind your art?
Mainly, my inspirations comes from my depression. Yeah, I don’t see my depression as something that destroys me rather with its process comes ideas that fuels my inspiration for art. There’s no definite theme of my art but personally, I see it as a rough presentation of our own complex mind with its limitless theories.
How has your upbringing influenced your work or working style?
I have been brought up in an environment where my interest and views have not been suppressed but we are given the freedom to use and share. I suppose that is one reason for the absence of boundaries in the perception of my art.
The map of Nagaland surrounded by a Zentangle art by Lanunukshi Keitzar
Lanunukshi Keitzar’s one of his many cool artwork
What do you hope people take away from your Art?
I really hope that the people or audience draws their own views from my doodle or art and maybe inspire themselves in their own ways. I want my art to have an impact on the audiences.
To check out more of Lanunukshi’s cool artwork, follow him on Instagram!
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