Assam's Sandeep Jigdung born in 1978, is regarded as a well-known contemporary face of north-east art. Jigdung's works predominantly reflect the experiences of his birthplace. "My current series characterised by shades of green is a celebration of both nature and human existence", says Jigdung, yet another student of DCA who's been part of many group shows in and around India.
He works closely tie with his experiences of his place and situation.The vivid and dominating greens in his canvas can almost be considered as a tribute to his vision and impression of the North-East. His towering bamboo grooves which seem to dwarf all and sundry in his works are definitive makers of his experience as a young boy growing amongst the verdant landscape of Shillong. His paintings then both testify to his nostalgia for his home and his need to relive through the various motifs, values and motifs that he has culled. Unlike the nineteenth century scientific drawings of the flora and fauna undertaken by the colonial enterprise which was more to do with control, oppression and training the native, the artists vision in stark contrast offers a respectful and sensitive treatment of nature.
Some of Jigdung‘s major shows are: In 2013 he Participated in United Art Fair 2013, New Delhi, 2013 Solo Exhibition - AURORA BOREALIS organized by India International Center at Gallery Annexe, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, 2013 Group Exhibition - The KOLORBOX presents STROKES FROM THE EAST at Habitat Center, Convention Lounge, The Secret Garden at Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi 2014.