We are extremely happy to have associated with the painting exhibition Random Lives and Northeast India held at the Nagaland House, New Delhi spread over two days on 3rd and 4th March.
In fact, it was their first art exhibition and so ours too. Guess you can already sense our excitements as well flying high up in the air.
Lets introduce you to these three young talented painters; Cynthia Kolakhe, Jithuw Pfozhe and Zhoniu Pfozhe hailing from Manipur and Nagaland respectively. The exhibition displaying their unique 30 paintings received good media attention in Delhi and evoked interest in buyers. All the paintings were themed to showcase the daily lives of the people of the northeast region.
“The main reason behind organizing this exhibition is to promote painting as another career opportunity. It is especially for youth back home who do not believe painting as a good career. We wanted to show that painting is a good career,” said Zhoniu Pfozhe who has sold out his 4 paintings ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 25,000 at the exhibition.
“Paintings are very beautiful. It depicts Naga culture in a modern and tradition way. So, I like it very much,” said Senti, a visitor.
All three painters have completed their education from Delhi University and have been painting for some time now. While Cynthia have some formal training in the fine arts, Zhoniu and Jithuw were both self-taught. The common feature in their paintings has been that they have all drawn their inspiration from the beauty of the northeast in general. And through their paintings, they try to raise awareness about the rich and unique culture of the northeast.
“Most of our paintings for the upcoming exhibitions are inspired and are depictions of the daily lives and the culture of the North East India in an abstract medium and also paintings of random lives through personal experiences and inspirations from dreams, random thoughts and childhood memories so we have chosen “Random lives and northeast India” as a theme,” said Jithuw.
“I focus every paintings on mine on Naga culture. I want to show the rich culture and diversity of northeast especially in Nagaland, so that people from outside will come to know more about Naga culture,” said Cynthia.
Painting is a passion for these amazing artists and all that they wanted is a good platform from where they can showcase their skills and talent to the world.