Acrylic and Ink on Paper
Like the Hindu culture worship of many gods and goddess and belief with supernatural powers are common with the Gonds too.They believe that in order to cross over from one life to another, daan (alms) in the form of gold, food, silver etc has to be given.Thus these three animals - the owl, turtle and the bull are worshiped as vehicles to help them to complete this journey.
Suresh Durve, hails from the state of Madhya Pradesh. His early works demonstrated the original Gond style of painting with dots and lines and the use of bright colors. However in his new style he employs black and white forms, with hues used sparingly. He also shades his creations. He has been showcasing his paintings along with other Gond artists, both nationally and internationally.