Oinam Dilip was born (1982) in Bishenpur, Manipur. He earned his BFA at Indira Sangeet Viswa Vidyalaya and then graduated from College of Art, New Delhi.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. The artist lives and works in Delhi.