Elegant Flying Elephant: Gond Painting by Venkat Shyam


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Size : Medium
Dimensions : H-22 W-30 inches
Medium : Acrylic Colors on Paper

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Venkat Shyam portrays a captivating Gond painting where the boundaries between reality and fantasy blur and the extraordinary becomes a part of everyday life. At the heart of this mesmerising artwork is a magnificent flying elephant, painted in shades of striking blue, with its wings adorned in vibrant hues of yellow and brown. The flying elephant takes centre stage, its majestic presence defying gravity. With its wings outstretched, it soars through the canvas, symbolising freedom, grace, and the limitless possibilities of the human imagination. Under the flying elephant, a bell dangles, suspended in the air. The bell represents spirituality, sound, and the essence of life. The vibrant orange background serves as a canvas, radiating warmth and energy. It envelops the scene with a sense of vivacity and anticipation, as if the entire universe is celebrating the elephant's extraordinary flight. This Gond painting is a testament to the Gond culture's unique storytelling and artistic tradition, where the fantastic and the spiritual intertwine in a rich tapestry of colour and symbolism.


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Artist

Venkat

Venkat Raman Singh Shyam blue-tick

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.



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  Songs of the ForestsThe living traditions of Gond paintings -In the depths of Madhya Pradesh, India, beats the heart of the Gonds- a tribe as old as time. As the community bard (singers) or Pardhan invokes their Great God- Bada Deo- while playing the Bana instrument, he fulfills the crucial task of keeping alive the legendary tales of the ancient Gond kings. Every story, song, dance, and painting brings the community together in a shared celebration of nature and the universe.The Gond tribe has several branches or gotras, each with its own story of origin. The Pardhans, they say, are descended from the youngest of seven Gond brothers who became a priest and a storyteller on the instruction of Bada Deo. As the ancient tribal fable unfolds in the 21st century, the gond artist’s vivid paintings narrate tales of their faiths and beliefs, world view, their visual expression and sense of identity - both as a collective , and as individuals. Vibrant colours and animated motifs filled with intricate patterns of dots and dashes bring their mythical jungle to life. Trees, animals, birds, the sky, water, and earth sway and dance to the rhythm of the Pardhan’s tunes and brush strokes. Gond traditions and fables are a reflection of man’s close connection with his natural surroundings. The Gond painting transports you to the seamless world of the imaginative and the surprising.



Product Details

Title
Elegant Flying Elephant: Gond Painting by Venkat Shyam
Vendor
Venkat Raman Singh Shyam
Art Style
Gond
Medium
Acrylic Colors
Size
Medium
Dimension
22 in(H) X 30 in(W)
Themes
Elephant
Color
Blue, Yellow, Orange
Country of Origin
Madhya Pradesh, India
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