Ink on Paper
Like the Hindu culture worship of many gods and goddess and belief with supernatural powers are common among the Gonds too. In this drawing the god of the forest, Ghurra Dev is invoked in order to protect them from wild animals while in the forest to collect stone, fruits and wood.
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.