Oinam Dilip was born in 1982 in Bishenpur, Dileep received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Delhi College of Art. In the early years, Oinam experimented with abstract and realist forms of art, which were inspired by the metro cities of South Asia. The artist found his muse in North East India, which inspired him to capture the beauty and simplicity on canvas. His portraits depict the integral understanding of social ethos and conditions of Manipur. His subjects cover most of his canvas forming a gorgeous, multilayered splash of colours, lines and most importantly human feelings. His paintings have a balance of realism and abstract, with his subjects inclining more towards realism, set in a beautiful vibrant backdrop.