Title : Cycle of Life
Artist : Om Prakash Dhurwey
Medium : Paint on paper
Size : 11" x 15"
Gond art uses the traditional strokes of dashes and dots to represent nature, animals and the stories of village life. Originally painted onto mud walls, gond art is now a very popular form of folk-art, collected all over the world. It is said that viewing a piece of gond art brings good luck! Artists now use commercoial paints, paper and canvas, and as they get recognition in the form of awards and residencies, their works are slowly entering the realms of gallery art.
OmPrakash Dhurwey is a young gond artist from the Dhindori district of Madhya Pradesh. He incorporates contemporary techniques within the realms of his gond artwork, A book is being written on him and his art, by Dilli Haat.