THE WORLD'S FIRST DEDICATED GOND ART GALLERY AT S 67, BASEMENT-PANCHSHEEL PARK, NEW DELHI 110017. WEBSITE : www.mustarts.com .MUST ART GALLERY SELLS CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE TRIBAL GOND AND BHIL COMMUNITY OF CENTRAL INDIA COMPRISING OF SOME EXQUISITE PAPER WORKS AND CANVASES BOTH IN BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOR. INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS SUCH AS JANGARH SINGH SHYAM, BHAJJU SHYAM, VENKAT RAMAN SINGH SHYAM, DURGA BAI, BHURI BAI, SUBHASH VYAM, MAYANK SHYAM, JAPANI SHYAM , RAJENDRA SHYAM(RAJU), DILIP SHYAM, MANOJ TEKAM, NARMADA PRASAD AS WELL AS SOME EMERGING GOND ARTISTS ARE SOLD BY MUST ART. TO BUY ANY OF THE ARTWORKS DISPLAYED OR VIEW MORE WORKS PLEASE SEE www.mustarts.com OR EMAIL AT firstname.lastname@example.org. THE WORKS ARE ON DISPLAY IN A PRIVATE GALLERY IN NEW DELHI SO ONE CAN EMAIL AT THE ADDRESS GIVEN AND TAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO VIEW THE WORKS. www.mustarts.com.
''The quintessence of Indian artistic culture is its richly varied vision that
reflects the variegated hues of Indian sensibilities whether they are spiritual,
philosophical, mythological, social or religious. One can be stirred by the
alacrity and the power of these varied visual impulses that are echoed and
re-echoed in the vast creative outpouring from India. In the history of this
diverse culture, tribal art goes way beyond time yet even today invigorates with
its youthful energy and freshness.
Tribal landscape of India is vivid with a large number of tribes
living in remote recesses of the country. Among these tribes, Gonds are the
largest tribes dwelling deep in communion with lash green forests, hills and
mountains of central India. Like other tribal arts of Indian sub-continent, Gond
art is inextricably woven in the fabric of myths and traditions of these
tribes thus, opens up windows to peep into their imaginary past, also give us an
insight into their real present. At the same time shows their profound awareness
of and affinity with their immediate environs that is full of natural bounties.
Both the resonances of collective memories of their past; sanctified by
traditions, and their strong association with the natural milieu they are living
in give their art a timeless continuity. Their artistic manifestations are rich
in contents, forms and symbols. In their natural amalgam of simple and playful
geometrical and floral motifs, these forms and symbols create a powerful visual
impact. Their pictorial imagery, with totemic deities and mammoths, lands us
into a mysterious and seraphic world of fantasy. These strangely fascinating
depictions, painted in bright and verdant colours, invite us to rejoice with
them in their celebration of vital powers of nature.''
By Dr. Saba Gulraiz for Must Art Gallery