Santosh Maravi is an upcoming artist, who has apprenticed under Mayank Jangarh Shyam. Now in his thirties, Santosh has a passion and drive to create abstract imagery far different from the typical Gond tribal art. His imagination showcases his talent. He uses the pattern of an oil lantern glass as his signature motif. He has participated in workshops organized by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
Santosh Maravi: Tree of Life
$345.00 - Collector Price
This piece reminds me of Maurice Sendak’s illustrations in Where the Wild Things Are. An amazing imagination here.
Gond tribal paintings are modern but rooted in the ancient past. Traditional Gond art was an offering (typically painted in natural pigments on floors and walls) in the worship of nature, and also a mode of seeking protection and warding off evil. The Gond believed a good image would bring good luck.
Today’s imagery with brilliant coloring, complex drawings using dots and lines, and rich textures provide visual narratives of Gond cultural songs, rituals and even tattoos passed down over thousands of years. Animals play an import part in theses depictions often featuring intertwined tigers, deer, snakes, cattle and birds merging with contorting trees. Trees represent the very cosmos. Each artist has a little different infill style they like to use and is an easy way to differentiate one artist from another.
These pieces are all original signed works of art made on archival paper. Artists hand cut the paper and sizes do vary by piece. Each work comes with archival white double mat as shown with foam backing board ready for standard 16″ x 20″ framing. Includes certificate of authenticity. Like all the art we carry, your purchases encourage the continuation of the art and provide vital economic support to the artists. Pricing does vary by the notoriety of the artist and complexity of the work. As always your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.
Size (long x wide x tall): 10.5 x 14 in