Gond artists display new-age tribal art

New Delhi: Tribal artists from the Pardhaan community of Madhya Pradesh are adding a contemporary stroke to the age-old Gond mythologies by painting modern-day interpretations using the distinct Jangarhi style of art.

Four artists Durga Bai Vyam, Ram Singh Urveti, Mayank Shyam and Bhajju Singh Shyam have through a collection of 24 paintings titled "Jangarh Kalam: Contemporary Art of the Adivasis" showcased intricate patterns, lyrical figures and vibrant colours pioneered by prolific folk artist Jangarh Singh Shyam.

"This is a tribal style of painting which grew up in the city (Jangarh Shyam, whose style is called `Jangarh Kalam`, was encouraged by famed artist J Swaminathan and evolved in Bhopal before going international).

"It is tribal in so far as it is narrating the tribal story or mythology.”


By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link