Size - 14"h x 11"w
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 are 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.
Mangru Uike from Madhya Pradesh is an upcoming Gond artist.
The Gonds (hill people) are artistically gifted and possess astounding creative vision. Traditionally, their paintings were done on the mud walls of their houses. More recently they have taken to painting on canvas or paper using new colors and new themes. One of the largest tribal communities in South Asia and perhaps the world, the Gonds, are mainly found in Madhya Pradesh and its surrounding States. The late Jangarh Singh Shyam is credited with having popularized the art form both in the community and globally.