25-year-old Ayangbe Mannen has got a different way of looking at art. While growing up, she had seen her mother painting, and she fell in love with it. The unique thing about her is that she doesn’t fall into any recognized school of art. Hailing from Nagaland, she is currently based in New Delhi. She passed out from Lady Shri Ram College (DU) with Psychology Honours and also pursued her Master’s Degree from the same institution.
She says, ‘My art is inspired by anything that triggers my interest, the more bizarre, the better. I’m not much of a realist though, because I don’t see the fun in drawing things exactly the way they are’. She has a website, where those interested can view her art, and also a Behance (It is a network of sites and services specializing in self-promotion, consulting, online portfolio sites.) profile. She does freelancing and other side-jobs but mostly she is concentrating on her art. For people interested in buying her art, the best way to reach out to her is through her email-id (firstname.lastname@example.org).
She hopes that her art will connect with as many people as possible in the future. For her, money gained from her works is an added bonus but not a goal or motivation. She wants nothing more than to be able to present her art to the people she loves. She adds, ‘My art is a very personal project for me’.