Minam Apang | the artist
The artist Minam Apang
Born 1979, Naharlagun, India.
Lives and works in Bangalore, .
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Born in 1980, in Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh, Minam Apang spent her early years in Itanagar, and has schooled in Mussourie, Chicago, and Leeds. After spending a year doing odd jobs in New York City she came to Bombay to study at the J. J. school of Arts and has been living and working here since. Growing up away from home, for the most part, in third cultures, removed from family, oscillating between multiples worlds, gave her the early experience of being slightly removed from the contexts she occupied. The inevitable feelings of rootlessness and vulnerability, born of this feeling of chronic alienation, fostered an acute sensitivity towards her environment and led her to be introverted and introspective. To understand her relation to painting is to understand the affirmative human desire to express oneself, making the process of painting an existential endeavour…