Life in Gond art by Manoj Tekam


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Size : Large
Dimensions : H-60 | W-36 inches
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

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In Manoj Tekam's vibrant Gond painting, a bird perched atop a tortoise unfolds a captivating narrative of interconnectedness within nature. The striking colors and intricate patterns highlight the deep reverence for the natural world inherent in Gond art. Each element of the painting symbolizes the harmony and balance found in the ecosystem, emphasizing the interdependence between different species. Tekam's meticulous attention to detail captures the essence of Gond art, where every line and motif carries layers of meaning, reflecting the intricate web of life.
Gond art, originating from the Gondi tribe of central India, is steeped in the cultural and spiritual traditions of the region. Passed down through generations, Gond art began as a form of storytelling and ritualistic expression, with artists using natural materials to create intricate designs on walls and floors. Over time, it evolved into a distinct art form, characterized by its vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and themes inspired by nature and tribal folklore. Through Gond art, artists like Manoj Tekam pay homage to the interconnectedness of all living beings and the sacred relationship between humans and the natural world, preserving this rich cultural heritage for generations to come.


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Manoj

Manoj Kumar Tekam, a dedicated Gond artist hailing from Dindori, Madhya Pradesh, has been immersed in the vibrant world of Gond art since 2011, learning the intricate techniques from his brother, Bhajju Singh Shyam, a Padma Shree awardee renowned in the field. Keeping the tradition alive within his family, Manoj's daughter and wife also practice Gond art, while his younger brother is currently learning the craft. Despite completing his education up to the 10th grade, Manoj's true passion lies in the mesmerizing strokes of Gond art, which have earned him prestigious awards such as the Rajya Award in Madhya Pradesh and the Kala Rupankar Award in Bhopal, among others.

Manoj's creative journey extends beyond traditional mediums, as he explores innovative avenues to showcase Gond art's timeless charm. From adorning walls and canvases to intricately painting on everyday items like t-shirts, sarees, and coasters, he seamlessly blends traditional motifs with modern narratives. Despite facing language barriers and initial skepticism, Manoj's unwavering determination and belief in his craft have propelled him forward. Inspired by his mentor's perseverance and dedication, Manoj strives to not only excel in his artistic endeavors but also to uplift and inspire budding artists, ensuring that the rich legacy of Gond art continues to flourish for generations to come.



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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
Life in Gond art by Manoj Tekam
Artist
Manoj Tekam
Art Style
Gond
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Large
Dimension
60 in(H) X 36 in(W)
Themes
Animals
Color
Black, White, Red
Country of Origin
Madhya Pradesh, India

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