India, Anil Vangad, Fabric painting
Anil Vangad was born in a small Indian village in the state of Maharashtra, where he grew up watching his mother paint in his tribe’s traditional Warli style, a form of painting that stretches far back into undocumented history and has its origins in prehistoric rock art. Unlike some visual traditions which are based on mythology, Warli paintings depict daily life, using a distinctive style based on geometric designs such as triangles, circles, squares, dots and crooked lines which are used to depict figures, animals, houses, and crops.
Traditionally painted on walls, Vangad creates his work on cotton, using materials used made from elements vital to life. Rice paste from paddies, charcoal from the fires and cow dung from animals. These materials taken from earth are an extension of the natural processes of production and growth, delighting the senses with the continuation of an ancient tradition and its respect for harmony with nature.
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