DNA of Creativity, Music & Art
“Hum na to koi particular style follow karte hai and na hi koi professional training li, bus jo b aagya aan do!”
DnA is a duo of two amusingly talented and creative lads of Shimla- Dixit Dutt and Anshul. That is precisely why they are known as DnA; simple yet catchy, ain’t it? The very catchphrase also defines their work of art and music.
Before we go on to show you why these two local boys made to HW City Lifestyle, here’s a little yet sweet inspiring bio of our stars of this week.
Anshul is a painter, who used to practice on his walls and canvas until some of his friends asked him to paint on their T-Shirts. A couple of years back, when a friend asked Anshul to paint his favorite rock star on a T-Shirt, he took that opportunity for fun sake but after the first masterpiece he painted, Anshul popped up with the idea of making it his career. Although his parents want him to join a good B-School after he completes his B Com but he dreams of becoming something which he loves. While Anshul puts his thoughts and creativity on T-Shirts, Dixit Dutt takes care of the marketing and business expansion of DNA.
Dixit Dutt is a B Com as well but his adrenalin rush is only stimulated by playing innovative fusion music that he composes on his own. Interestingly, the naturally talented boy has not received any special training, yet you do not believe your ears when he plays with a flair of a maestro. He got us completely mesmerized when he played like a pro his self-composed tune based on some classical raga that I cannot remember the name of due to my poor knowledge in the subject. Dixit Dutt is an artist by heart, yet he knows how to convert a mere talent into a flourishing business idea. He takes care of the marketing and business expansion of DNA.
When we asked them if they have taken any professional training, they told us in the typical Shimla lingo, “Hum na to koi particular style follow karte hai and na hi koi professional training li, bus jo b aagya aan do!”
Now let us catch up with their captivating artwork, which showcases both passion for music and flawless skill of the hand.
From Bob Marley to Pink Floyd, Anshul has painted more than 100 T-shirts by now and they are making good bucks out of that. The thing to appreciate here is that they are not digitally printing the T-shirts unlike tons of people nowdays selling in the name of customized Tees. Anshul does each T-shirt with hand and puts up a distinctive theme to each, making it truly exclusive for the wearer. They started with fabric paints but now they are quite excelling in Biomechanical painting.
When we asked them about their future plans, Dixit Dutt told us that they are now planning to try Kangra Paintings on T-Shirts. “While I was reading Sarat Chandra Debo’s,‘Image is Everything’ an idea popped up in my mind, that through our art work we should try the Kangra paintings on T-Shirts. It will help in promoting and preserving the state art.”
Meeting and knowing DnA was indeed a wonderful experience. We were in fact enchanted to see the dedication, skill and those infectious smiles that lit when they began telling all about their art and music. We wish the duo lots of success for future and hope they inspire and enthrall with more of their great
Let us wrap up with Dixit’s self-composed classic base melody.
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