The work of Gopal Pardeshi has always been about opening doors to intriguing images, nostalgia, and lifestyles. Simple, yet powerful, paintings have helped him gain critical acclaim and success. He turns ordinary objects into stunning pieces of art by utilising lighting effects and shadows. The artist's intricate and vibrant artwork captures nuances of India's rural life, culture and sensibility. In each work, a small vignette reflects a detailed portrayal of the exterior of the door, some left half open to allow the viewer to peep inside the inhabitants, and props that include the cow, oil lamp (kandeel), flour mill, sup (to clean the grains), door handles and more set against the backdrop of old Maharashtrian Wadas, is reminiscent of the quintessentially Marathi middle-class during the Peshwa era.