Gond Art Workshop

Understanding the rich forms and styles of Gond Art

Mentor

Bhajju Shyam

 

About Gond Art

The Gonds, are the largest Adivasi Community in India and are Dravidian’s whose origin can be traced to the pre-Aryan era. The Gonds traditionally painted on mud walls of their houses. Rich in detail, color, mystery and humor, these tribal artworks brilliantly employ modern means to evoke the pre-modern psyche. Gond paintings bear a remarkable likeness aboriginal art from Australia as both styles use dots to create the painting.

 

Details

I spent a weekend at Craft Village learning the forms and meaning of Gond Art from the master artist Bhajju Shyam. Learned the traditional and modern style of painting and the art form associated with this traditional art form.

 

Output

Tryst with Technology (11.69 x 16.54 inches)

The idea of this artwork generated from the observation of the obsession towards a digital technology. Almost at the verge of losing touch with nature completely, the artwork resonates the sadness that nature faces towards this growing coldness as humans become more and more glued to their digital screens.

Materials

  • Paper
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Rotring Black Ink
  • Rotring Pens 0.1 & 0.3