Subhash Vyam (Dindori-M.P.) is a Gond artist from Madhya Pradesh, who was awarded the ‘Rajya Hastha Shilpa Puraskar’ by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 2002. He likes using the colour black and often uses ink on paper as his medium. His favourite themes are of aquatic life, which he saw while growing up in the village of Sonpuri, near Patangarh. Inspired by his wife Durga Bai, who has a vast reservoir of folk tales, Subhash has also started painting characters and scenes from these stories. He works extensively with clay and wood too.
For the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2018, this artist couple had created an experimental graphic narrative on marine plywood, giving the traditional Gond wall art another dimension.