Acrylic and 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. It is interesting to observe that Gond paintings bear a remarkable likeness to Australian aboriginal art as both forms use dots or lines as fillers.
Suresh Durve, hails from the state of Madhya Pradesh. Experimenting in his new style he has moved away from the original technique of using dots, lines, and bright hues to black and white forms, with colors used sparingly. He also shades his creations. He has been showcasing his paintings along with other Gond artists, both nationally and internationally.