Wilderness (A painting by Shri Bijayananda Biswaal)

Driven by indomitable passion and creativity, this self trained obsessive painter from india has given a new horizon to realism. A versatile painter, adept in all media and genre of national and international—repute lauded by none other than prime minister is currently the Brand ambassador of iconic WINSOR AND NEWTON. He travells extensively in various countries inspiring Artists there, conducting workshops, and enjoyoing the feel Art has no barrier and is a language in itself.
About the present work he says “Nature has been a great influencer on my artworks. I always want to have a organic feel about my art . something positive something relatable. I often romantisize mundane—things in life”.

Meghalaya- Rooted in Nature , Connected to Culture

The Meghalaya @50 commemorative Arch-gate mural to the cultural complex of the Government of Meghalaya is a sculpture in cement. It is artistically represented by the the various components in the mural consi st of the primary elements of the land and its people while capturing the unique ethnic ingredients of its intrinsic tribal culture. A creation of Riti Academy of Visual Art with a number of participating Artists.

Phan Nonglait (the First Khasi Lady Freedom Fighter)

Ka Phan Nonglait is among the few local ethnic conceptual painting based on historical narrative about the first among female freedom fighters from the region. Ka Phan Nonglait was an astute female warrior who fought alongside Tirot Sing Syiem.
Shanborlang Kharbudon ‘Sdenzil’ is a self-taught and accomplished artist of Shillong with creative nuances for design. He had designed several album cover and corporate merchandise for a wide range of purpose with clientele extending even to western countries. Some of his artworks depicted ethnic concept with contemporary applied skill, while others are trendy and universal yet original to his innovative style.

Pashupatinath Temple (A painting by Shri Bikram Bir Thapa)

Cradled among the lofty peaks of the Himalayas, the ancient Pashupatinath Temple stands with all its grandeur and glory in Kathmandu, Nepal. Although a silent witness to trumpets of dynasties and nuances of common people, you may hear its bricks whisper some untold stories if you care to. Shri Bikrambir Thapa pulled out one such thread from the time warp of the colonial era.
Amidst the distracting details of the temple, we see a white woman walking near the temple gates. However, the gates of the grand temple remain barred to her.

The painter believes that if the priests could come over the orthodoxy and threw open the doors instead, she, and the likes of her, would not have been alienated. And instead of influencing us with their culture, the West could have bathed in the spirituality of the East.

Shad Nongkrem In Smit

Skhemlang Hynñiewta is a Postgraduate Diploma holder from Centre for Cultural and
Creative Studies, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. He is an apprentice of Riti Academy
and the collection of his artworks are in few prestigious institutions including the Raj Bhavan,Shillong. He is also an avid sculptor and
illustrator with extensive experience in both creative and commercial design artworks. The painting on the right is in the possession of Raj Bhavan, Shillong