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‘I Want My Art To Help People Appreciate The Beauty In The Smallest Things In Life’, A Chat With Thokchom Sony, Artist From Manipur

Thokchom Sony is a passionate artist from Manipur, who has done his bachelor’s in fine arts from Jamia Millia Islamia, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Animation and VFX from AJKMCRC, Jamia. He started out as a freelance artist during his college days by illustrating children books, academic books and graphic novels. Ever since he has been living his dreams, painting his thoughts and holding an art exhibition at the capital. Sony is inspired by ethnicity, cultural diversity and mother nature. One could see in every artwork of Sony’s, there is a story to tell. Let’s find out everything about him and his work!   We had a chat with Thokchom Sony, artist from Manipur to talk about his work, his inspiration, his latest project and more! Hello Sony! Please introduce a little about yourself. My name is Thokchom Sony, originally from Imphal, Manipur, but currently living in New Delhi. I still carry the curiosity and imaginations of my childhood mind deep within my heart. I love exploring different cultures, meeting people from all around …

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Imlijungshi, a Self-Taught Artist from Nagaland, Finds Freedom in Art

Imlijungshi is a self-taught artist from Dimapur, Nagaland. He experiments with various mediums, from sketching to digital tools to illustrate Nagaland’s ethnic culture and community. Inspired by anime, his work reflects his inner passion for his homeland and his art. He recently bagged a job offer to be an illustrator for a game and wishes to continue sketching and painting with the same passion in future. Read on to know more about him.  We interviewed with Imlijungshi, a self-taught artist from Nagaland to get some insight about his work, his inspiration and his future plans! Hello! Introduce a little about yourself. Hello! My name is Imlijungshi, from Dimapur. Nagaland. I’m currently in my BA final year and after that, I plan on spending my time and life doing art. Tell us about your work, what got you started? My works are mostly experimental as a self-taught artist but I mainly focus towards our Nagaland’s ethnic cultures and community. And I plan on improving my skills to show the full potential of Nagaland’s cultural aesthetic values …

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“My Art Is A Study And A Meditation On The Question Of Culture, Life And Narratives” – A Chat With Laishram Meena Devi, Artist From Manipur

Meet Laishram Meena Devi, freelance painter from Manipur. As a kid, she has been participating in a couple of painting competitions and growing up to having her own solo show, multiple of group exhibitions within the country and abroad! Meena has come really far on achieving her goals and living the dream. She is fascinated about painting Manipuri mother and children, the traditional touch could be seen in most of her works – “My paintings represent innocence of childhood, comfort, togetherness, mother and daughter relationship, friendship, etc“. Let’s read on to know better about Meena and her work! We had a chat with Laishram Meena Devi, artist from Manipur. She talks about her work – how painting Manipuri women and kids fascinates her and what her paintings represents! Hi! Introduce a little about yourself. My name is Laishram Meena Devi, 30-years-old from Manipur. I’ve been living in Delhi for the past 15 years now. I did my bachelor of fine art (painting) from Jamia (gold medalist) at 2011 and M.F.A from College of Art , …

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“I See My Art As A Rough Presentation Of Our Own Complex Mind With Its Limitless Theories” – A Chat With 22-Year-Old Doodler Lanunukshi Keitzar From Nagaland

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 …

“I Want The Onlooker to Sense Calm and Tranquillity – and Walk Away Feeling Refreshed”- A Chat With Artist Visedelie Seyie from Nagaland

The best part of chatting up with artists is the storytelling part. Another artist – another refreshing story – and this keeps us excited each day. 😊 Today’s story comes from a young artist from Nagaland – Visedelie Seyie, who tells us how his childhood was filled with drawing and painting activities – and lots of comics and cartoons. These childhood characters and fantasies inspired him enough to try his own hands at creating his own versions of happiness and fun that he felt while in the company of his favorite cartoon characters. When not watching cartoons, he was happily outdoors enjoying the tranquility of Mother Nature – another aspect of his childhood that influences his art. So let’s find out more about Visedelie! We had a chat with Visedelie Seyie from Kohima, Nagaland. He talks about how painting has been a part of him since young age, the theme behind his art and his future plans. Please introduce a little about yourself. Hello, I am Visedelie Seyie, a self-taught artist from Kohima, Nagaland. Currently, …

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A Chat With Arambam Newton Singh, An Artist And Civil Engineering Student From Manipur | “My Artworks Are Inspired By the Rich Cultural Diversity Of My State”

Embracing cultural diversity often inspires our creative passions and drive innovations. For Newton Singh, a civil engineering student and an aspiring artist from Manipur, the relationship and connection with his roots is the key concept of his art. He loves to portray the distinct cultures and beautiful traditions of his state through his artworks. Here is his inspiring story. We had a chat with Arambam Newton Singh, an artist and civil engineering student from Manipur. He talk to us about how his roots inspired his artworks and his passion for drawing and sketching. Hello! Please introduce a little about yourself. Hi Roots and Leisure! I’m Arambam Newton Singh, 21, from a small town called Nambol which is in Bishnupur District in Manipur. I’m currently pursuing B.tech in Civil Engineering and in my final year now. I’m a big fan of Star Wars so I have a nickname for myself, Newt Skywalker which I use as my username on social media. What initially sparked your interest in the field of art and how did it all start? …

“I Honestly Feel That Anything Close To Me Inspires Me To Draw, You Don’t Have To Look Far” – Keneisenuo, A Visual Artist From Nagaland Talks To R&L About Her Work And Inspirations.

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it” – Ansel Adams It’s not everyday that you come across someone who takes in every minute detail of the world. But we’ve met Keneisenuo, who views the small things in life we tend to ignore and create something beautiful through her lovely art. And for us to feature someone inspiring in our blog always makes us happy. Take a look as Kenei talks about her work and what inspires her to create such lovely artwork. We had a chat with the very creative artist and illustrator Keneisenuo from Kohima, Nagaland. She talks about spending all her free time drawing and how the rough experiences she went through inspired her to deliver better works. Hello Kenei! Tell us a little about yourself. Hi! I’m Keneisenuo but I’m better known as, Kenei. I am from Kohima, Nagaland and I’m currently working as a Visual artist for a company called Vebbler based out of Bangalore, India. Whenever I get free time, I draw anything that inspires me and also try …

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In Depth Chat With Koushin Yamada – A Talented Artist From Japan Who Dedicates His Life To Creating Mesmerising And Otherworldly Art

With a passion like none, Koushin Yamada from Japan has made a name for himself in the world of art. After dedicating his life to art, he has found peace in creating work that satisfies himself, no one and nothing else. He’s always searching for something different and shows us that different can be better instead of  ‘following the crowd.’ 日本のファインアーティスト山田耕臣は、たぐい稀なる情熱で、世界のアート界に名をなした芸術家である。彼は、生活をアートに捧げ、何よりも自分自身が満足出来し、自分の心を癒すことが出来る作品を創作し続けてきた。いつも、新しいものを探求し続ける山田耕臣。彼の作品は、大衆に迎合し、既存のものを追い求めるより、何か、新しいものを見つける方が面白いことを、見る人に思い起こさせてくれる。ルーツ・アンド・レジャーは、耕臣の作品、インスピレーション、生活に共感し、彼にインタビューした。  Roots and Leisure talks with the hyper-creative Japanese artist Koushin Yamada from Tokyo. Read on to know about his life, his art and his source of inspiration for his wacky pieces! [Japanese text and translation by Koushin Yamada and Sachiko Imamura D’Souza.] Konichiwa Koushin San! Tell us a bit about yourself, your work and your background. こんにちわ、耕臣さん。まず、耕臣さんご自身について、どの様な創作活動をされてきたか、また、生い立ちについて、簡単に教えて下さい。 Konichiwa! My name is Koushin Yamada. I am 33 years old and was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Growing up, my family always struggled both financially and physically. My father, who was a clay model artist and art dealer, left my family when I was still a teenager. I didn’t particularly have many close friends and …

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This 21-Year-Old Illustrator and Storyteller Draws Inspiration from Jane Austen and K-Pop, and Creates Art You Will Want to Live In | Meet Anna Abola From Latvia 

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work”- Colin Powell. For Anna Abola, 21-year-old digital illustrator and artist from Latvia – a small country in Northern Europe, her passion for art started at the tender age of 3 and she practiced hard to get every detail right. This love for art blossomed as she got older and at just 8 years old, she joined her first art school. Born with a disability, but with her ever so cheerful outlook on life, she uses art as a healing mechanism to voice out her ideas, thoughts and emotions. Anna and her art is a true inspiration for us, the world over. We chat with Anna to know more about her and her artistic journey. We had an intimate talk with artist Anna Abola from Latvia about her life as an illustrator, her passion for art, her main source of inspiration for her beautiful illustrations and more. Hello Anna. Tell us a bit about yourself. Hi! My name is Anna Abola and I am …

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Meet Shreya Kundu | 20 Year Old Comic Artist Who Will Turn Your Frown Upside Down

We all grew up reading comics and most of us still love reading them . This 20 year old comic artist from Kolkata is an exception, who not only grew up reading but learned the trade of creating one in her own imaginary world with animal characters being her favourite. Her Instagram is filled with quirky and fun comic strips that will definitely not leave you disappointed . R & L had a quick chat with this talented young comic artist who turns day-to-day activities or real life situation into humour by doodling them into characters. Tell us something about yourself and what are you up to ? I’m Shreya Kundu, 20 years old who is currently based in Kolkata. Well, I am currently  up to expressing my ideas in silly comics! Introduce us to your work. What got you started? I’m a comic artist, and I make funny short stories from time to time. “I’ve been a fan of humour as long as I can remember, so a couple of years back I decided to store my …