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STORIES FROM INDIA ON HONG KONG WALLS

Celebrating Indian folk arts and artists for the first time in Hong Kong.This wall is being painted by Apindra Swain (Pattachitra Artist).

About Apindra Swain

I, Apindra Swain began my journey as a craftsman at a tender age of 10, assisting my father. I was involved in my family run business of palm-leaf engraving. After my primary education, I decided to leave it and joined my father full time. Me and my family of 7 to 8 members used to work together. Gradually we expanded our work. I underwent a formal training by GOI in Bhubaneshwar in this craft. In 1990, I was identified by Dastkar and invited for a one month workshop at NIFT, Delhi. I was later invited by Dastkar and Dastkari Haat Samiti for their exhibition which brought to me, a lot of popularity as an artist.

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