||Vasudeo S. Gaitonde calls his work "non-objective" and believes
that "there is no such thing as abstract art." His work is known
for its spiritual quality and characteristic silence that is as
meditative as it is eternal and momentous. Plain, large surfaces
with paint layered subtly characterize his work. A non-
conformist, Gaitonde always kept himself away from anything that
would be extraneous to his identity as a painter.
"My entire outlook changed when I came to know that the Chinese
have no epics to boast of for the single reason that an epic
conveys a long period of time and it basically wrong to say, for
instance that any age can be heroic. Any abstract feeling- love
courage etc can be valid only for a given moment.
One is not in love eternally even if the feeling is there, then
the ecstasy of the moment cannot be stretched over a long