Graceful Deer: Gond Painting by Venkat Shyam


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Size : Large
Dimensions : H-30 W-24 inches
Medium : Acrylic Colors on Canvas

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Venkat Shyam portrays his extraordinary talent and deep-rooted cultural connections in his mesmerising Gond painting. The deer's form is a captivating tapestry of diverse worlds and intricate patterns. Its body seems to transcend the boundaries of our reality, melding seamlessly with the realms of imagination. Venkat Shyam's mastery of gond art is evident as he meticulously paints a universe onto the deer's form. This remarkable creature's skin is adorned with a multitude of fish, each one a brilliant testament to the artist's skill and creativity. These fish swim gracefully across the deer's body, their vibrant colours and sinuous shapes adding a sense of fluidity to the composition. The deer's antlers, in contrast to their fluid form, resemble the sturdy branches of a grand tree. The artwork invites the viewers into a realm where the boundaries between the real and the mystical blur and where every detail tells a story of wonder and interconnectedness in the world of Gond art.


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Venkat

Venkat Raman Singh Shyam, a visionary artist from the Gond community, has crafted a unique artistic language that is deeply rooted in his heritage and spirituality. In his art, he finds inspiration in the Bindu, a symbol representing the supreme god, and the half-moon that surrounds it, symbolizing his village and community. These elements form the foundation of his distinctive style, a style that he believes shares common threads with the works of renowned artists like Dali and Picasso.

Venkat's artistic journey began at the tender age of ten when he began etching the world around him onto the walls of his home and whatever scraps of newspaper he could find. Born into a Gond Pardhan family in Madhya Pradesh's Sejohra village, he has dedicated the past four decades to the world of art. Under the tutelage of his late uncle, the esteemed Gond artist Jangarh Singh Shyam, Venkat learned to forge his own artistic path.

His art beautifully weaves together the rich tapestry of his clan's historical legends with contemporary perspectives of the world. Venkat's work is a testament to the fluidity of tradition and the evolving narratives that connect the past with the present. As he aptly puts it, "Change is the ultimate rule of nature and the universe." While deeply rooted in tradition and mythology, his art constantly adapts to resonate with diverse audiences, bridging the gap between ancient stories and contemporary interpretations.



Gond


Gond art is a traditional form of painting practiced by the Gond tribal communities of central India, primarily in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It is characterized by its vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and depictions of nature, animals, and tribal life. From peacocks, and elephants, to an ant, each creation tells a story and reflects the close relation of the Gond people with their environment. Artists use fine lines and dots to create elaborate motifs, often incorporating elements of folklore, mythology, and spirituality into their designs. The art form was passed down orally from generation to generation, with artists using natural materials like leaves, mud, and charcoal to create elaborate designs on walls, floors, and other surfaces. Details According to Gond mythology, the art of painting originated from the Gondi deity, Devi Maoli. It is believed by the Gond people that Devi Maoli taught the first Gond artist, the secrets of painting during a dream. Since then, Gond art has been considered a sacred form of expression by its practitioners. Gond people believe that good images are the harbinger of good luck so they decorate their houses with traditional motifs. Gond art has gained international recognition for its unique aesthetic appeal and cultural significance. An interesting fact about Gond is that each artist has a distinctive signature style. For them, the ethos of life is a mixture of myth and reality, of organic and inorganic forms.  



Product Details

Title
Graceful Deer: Gond Painting by Venkat Shyam
Artist
Venkat Shyam
Art Style
Gond
Medium
Acrylic Colors
Size
Large
Dimension
30 in(H) X 24 in(W)
Themes
Deer, Animals
Color
Multicoloured
Country of Origin
Madhya Pradesh, India

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