Richard Khuptong, depicts the hollowness of the voices he heard growing up in a land disrupted by violence and killings. A self-taught artist, his expression of the unheard and often misunderstood tribal brethren back home through calligraphy is inspired by his experiences in music and digital design.
He is inspired by the ability of letters and abstract art within calligraphy, that allows him the freedom to tell stories. His thoughts are often disruptive and political.
He is a great advocate of tribal art which is often labeled as handicraft by many people. He has furthered this cause by creating platforms such as weareindiegenius.com where art inspired by tribal culture is made available as wearables and nativestrokes.com which invites select artists to collaborate on tribal issues through art.