Manish Nai

Manish is a contemporary artist whose work defies categorization. His work brings out the intricacy and the almost palpable quality that they have. He works with unusual media like jute fine and coarse jute, butter paper, handmade paper, where the process is as important if not more important than the image or body of images created. His relationship with jute is both personal and artistic. His father ran a jute factory that was facing heavy losses as much of that industry faced at that time. The factory had piles of coloured unused jute and this seemed to have fired Manish’s imagination, and in turn, played an instrumental role in providing us with a fascinating body of work.

For the last 10 years or so his creations have mainly been large format diptychs, collages on jute and canvas.