Divdrisht Suri, 25, Calcutta. Being a finance graduate from J.D. Birla Institute, Department of Management, I was set to pursue a master’s degree in finance from HEC, Paris, until the time I stumbled upon this beautiful artform called mandalas and zentangles. Since then, there’s been no looking back and I’ve gotten myself completely submerged in it. A mandala, loosely translated from Sanskrit, means a circle. Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes, and forms. They can contain both geometric and organic forms, commonly referred to as zentangles. All my work is delineated using pen, ink, and paper. They’re all hand-curated designs, in black and white, trying to capture the essence of in-line symmetry and asymmetric art-forms using extreme intricacy. I have exhibited my work at various platforms, including 8th Day Cafe and Bakery, Roastery Coffee House, Street Art Festivals, Artsy Cafe, Country House Cafe and nationally and internationally, as well, at the Miyabi Art Gallery, Gurgaon and at Gringo’s, London. Along with exhibiting my work, I have been conducting workshops with art studios, teaching both the artform and its application on how to relieve stress and anxiety. I have conducted over 150 workshops, nationally and internationally. I have had the esteemed chance of making wall murals at the 8th Day Cafe & Bakery(southern avenue branch), Marbella Cafe, Mansi Therapy and at Roastery Coffee House (kolkata branch).
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