The Ideal Home and Garden - - Artist Speak -

Sand­hya Manne, a Chen­nai based artist, works with oils and ink draw­ings, and spe­cialises in an an­cient art form called Zen­tan­gle. Though she didn’t study art for­mally, she was for­tu­nate to get trained un­der highly skilled and suc­cess­ful artists. Sand­hya’s works are im­pres­sion­is­tic in­ter­pre­ta­tions and rep­re­sen­ta­tion of her mul­ti­cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences. She ex­plores these sub­jects in vi­brant colours through oils and wa­ter­colours-ink draw­ings. She be­gan her jour­ney ex­plor­ing oil paint­ings, but couldn’t con­tinue dur­ing her stay in the USA. That’s when she dis­cov­ered Zen­tan­gle, a med­i­ta­tive art of ab­stract draw­ings us­ing sim­ple lines and shapes us­ing pen on pa­per. This art form re­quires very lit­tle space, time and tools. In 2011 she went on to be­come a cer­ti­fied Zen­tan­gle teacher, a first in In­dia. Since then she has been prac­tic­ing and teach­ing Zen­tan­gle reg­u­larly. She teaches the art at com­mu­nity col­leges and recre­ation cen­tres in the USA, and has a stu­dio in Chen­nai. Her works are dis­played in pri­vate col­lec­tions in Canada, USA and In­dia.

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