A graduate of Delhi’s College of Art, Oinam Dilip from Manipur has organised a solo exhibition which is open currently at the Indian International Centre (IIC) in Delhi.
The Manipuri artist has been living in the national capital since the last two decades. His earlier works engaged with the themes of “solitude, grim sentimentalism and forbidding darkness”.
The 15 works in the exhibition titled “Homecoming” feature cultural symbols of the region and the idea of “home” for the 34-year-old artist in which he recounts his “honest internalization of experiences that are rooted in his identity and the culture of northeast India”
Explaining his art as “a window through which he sees his state and the northeast”, Dilip says he has painted folk artists, tribals and other people from the region. He sees these works as free experiments with the real and the abstract he said.
The cultural and anthropological vibrancy of Northeast India is brought to life in this series. The exhibition is open till July 10.