Ink on Paper
One of the largest tribal communities in South Asia, the Gonds, are mainly found in Madhya Pradesh and its surrounding States. Gond paintings which is mostly “two-dimensional” in style cover numerous themes such as folk stories, religion, nature etc. Their art may be bursting with flamboyant hues or more controlled, in the simple sophistication use of black and white. In this drawing the artist has shown his depiction of animals and vegetation in a unique Gond style. The harmony in which both coexist is beautifully portrayed here.
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.