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Sakti Burman

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Sakti Burman's paintings evoke the look of a weathered fresco, depicting figures in hues that the viewer feels were once vivid, but are now faded. They transport one into their dream-like worlds, where the perspective...

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Sakti Burman's paintings evoke the look of a weathered fresco, depicting figures in hues that the viewer feels were once vivid, but are now faded. They transport one into their dream-like worlds, where the perspective and composition is often that of medieval icons. Burman has mastered both pointillism and the marbling effect, achieved by blending oils with acrylics, which enhance the fresco-like, enthralling appearances of his works on paper and canvas.

In the artist’s work, reality mingles with the world of his dreams. Though realism surfaces in Burman’s paintings, often in the form of past and present members of his own family in India and France, he constantly and assuredly returns to the dream world. On Burman's canvases, one finds mythical creatures that tell ancient tales of courtly romances, bringing alive an enchanting world of comely maidens, children astride elephants, flutists, fruit laden trees, exotic flowers, birds and beasts; a lost paradise, where all creatures dwell in harmony. Each work is captivating, luminescent and delicate. Working in his Paris atelier, Burman is in close communion with this private universe of enchanting creatures. Engaging with grace and beauty, he creates a sense of tranquility in his art.

Born in 1935, Burman studied at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata, and later at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris. The artist had his first solo exhibition in 1954 in Kolkata, and has since exhibited widely across the world including at venues like the Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Paris; Piccadilly Gallery, London; Galerie Doucet et Coutureau, Paris; Galleria Nuovo Sagittario, Milan; and Galerie Sagar, Zurich.

Burman has participated in several group shows, some of the most recent including 'Faces of Indian Art' organized by Art Alive at the Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi; ‘Understanding Oneness in Diversity’ at Kitab Mahal, Mumbai; ‘An Evening in Paris …Rome…London’ at Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata; and 'Resonance' organized by Art Musings at Museum Gallery, Mumbai, all in 2007. Burman was awarded the Medaille d’Argent au Salon de Montmorency and the Prix des Etrangers, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1956.

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  • About Artist

    Sakti Burman's paintings evoke the look of a weathered fresco, depicting figures in hues that the viewer feels were once vivid, but are now faded. They transport one into their dream-like worlds, where the perspective and composition is often that of medieval icons. Burman has mastered both pointillism and the marbling effect, achieved by blending oils with acrylics, which enhance the fresco-like, enthralling appearances of his works on paper and canvas.

    In the artist’s work, reality mingles with the world of his dreams. Though realism surfaces in Burman’s paintings, often in the form of past and present members of his own family in India and France, he constantly and assuredly returns to the dream world. On Burman's canvases, one finds mythical creatures that tell ancient tales of courtly romances, bringing alive an enchanting world of comely maidens, children astride elephants, flutists, fruit laden trees, exotic flowers, birds and beasts; a lost paradise, where all creatures dwell in harmony. Each work is captivating, luminescent and delicate. Working in his Paris atelier, Burman is in close communion with this private universe of enchanting creatures. Engaging with grace and beauty, he creates a sense of tranquility in his art.

    Born in 1935, Burman studied at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata, and later at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris. The artist had his first solo exhibition in 1954 in Kolkata, and has since exhibited widely across the world including at venues like the Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Paris; Piccadilly Gallery, London; Galerie Doucet et Coutureau, Paris; Galleria Nuovo Sagittario, Milan; and Galerie Sagar, Zurich.

    Burman has participated in several group shows, some of the most recent including 'Faces of Indian Art' organized by Art Alive at the Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi; ‘Understanding Oneness in Diversity’ at Kitab Mahal, Mumbai; ‘An Evening in Paris …Rome…London’ at Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata; and 'Resonance' organized by Art Musings at Museum Gallery, Mumbai, all in 2007. Burman was awarded the Medaille d’Argent au Salon de Montmorency and the Prix des Etrangers, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1956.

  • Academics

    Government College of Arts and Crafts in Kolkata (1956)

  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions

    2008 Maison de l'Unesco, organized by Unesco, Salles Miro, Paris, Art Alive, New Delhi, Aicon Gallery, New York

    2007 Visual Arts Gallery, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi

    2006 Visual Arts Gallery, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

    2005 Retrospective, organized by Apparao Galleries, Visual Arts Gallery, Indian Habitat
    Centre, New Delhi.

    2001 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
    Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, Art Todat, New Delhi

    1999 Atlantic Gallery, New York organized by Apparao Galleries

    1998 Salon d' Automne, Paris Espace Eiffel Branly

    1997 Cloitre de la Dame Blanche, La Rochelle
    Exhibitions organized by Ecole de Paris at Tokushima, Myazaki and Osaka

    1996 Exhibitions organized by Ecole de Paris at Wakayama and Sapporo

    1995 Apparao Galleries, Chennai

    1994 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

    1993 Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata

    1992 Centre of Contemporary Art, New Delhi

    1990 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

    1989 Semaine Culturelle Indienne, Eaubonne, Val d'Oise
    Fondation Firmin Bauby, Perpignan XX salon du Grenier a sel, Orleans

    1988 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata

    1988 Sista Art Gallery, Bangalore
    Hommage a Rabindranath Tagore, Galerie d'art de la Place Beauvau Galerie presences, Bruxelles

    1986 Galerie das Kunstabinett, Gogh, Allemagne
    Hotel de ville de ville d' Agen Centre Culturel de la ville d' Agen

    1985 Galerie Schemes, Lille Centre Cultural de Saint Denis Maison de Van Gogh, Auvers-sur-Oise
    Galerie Untenburg, Zurich

    1984 Musee Denon, Chalon-sur-Saone Galerie d'Art de la Place Beauvau, Paris Kunsthandlung Osper, Cologne

    1983 Galerie Sagar, Zurich

    1982 Contes et Legendes, Galerie d'Art de la Place Beauvau, Paris Galleria Cecchini, Perugia
    Galleria Lame, Bologna

    1981 Galerie de la Rue Ancienne, Geneva

    1980 Galerie de Bernardi, Aachen Musee de Blois, Blois Musee de Villeneuve-sur-Lot

    1979 Galerie Gerard Sauret, Libos

    1978 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
    Chanakya Art Gallery, New Delhi

    1977 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai Kunika Chemould, New Delhi

    1975 Galerie de l'Hotel Meridien, Nice

    1974 Galerie Arts et Beaux-Arts de France, Paris

    1973 Galleria Nuovo Sagittario, Genoa

    1971 Galleria Nuovo Sagittario, Milan

    1970 Galerie Doucet et Coutureau, Paris Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

    1967 Piccadilly Gallery, Mumbai Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

    1965 Kunika Chemould, New Delhi

    1964 Scott and Faure Gallery, La Jolla, California

    1963 Galerie Saint Placide, Paris

    1962 Ashoka Gallery, Kolkata
    All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, Delhi

    1961 Piccadilly Gallery, Mumbai

    1958 Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Paris

    1956 Ecole des Beaux- Arts

    1954 Art and Industry, Kolkata Select Group Exhibitions

    2007 Understanding Oneness in Diversity, Kitab Mahal, Mumbai An Evening in Paris …Rome…London, Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata

    2006 Sensuality, Perception and the Self, Visual Arts Gallery, Indian Habitat Centre, New
    Delhi

    2004 Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings Gallery 27, London Confluence 2004, AICON Gallery, New York

    2003 Mappings, Exciting New Links Between the Ancient Cultures of India and Egypt,
    organized by Uttarayan (Baroda), Visual Art Gallery, India habitat Centre, New Delhi
    and Bayer ABS Limited Gallery, Baroda
    Portraits of a Decade, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
    Celebration of Color, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery and The Times of India,
    Mumbai, New Delhi
    The Said and the Unsaid, organized by The Committee of the Jehangir Art Gallery and
    Apparao Gallery, Mumbai
    Shanti Path, Tao Gallery, Mumbai

    2002 Aspects of Modern Indian Painting, New York organized by Saffronart and Pundole Art
    Gallery, Mumbai Return to Eden, Art Musing, Mumbai

    2001 Three Burman, Sakti, Maite and Maya, Art Today, New Delhi Art of Bengal, Past and Present 1850-2000, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
    and CIMA Gallery, Kolkata Burman', Sakti, Maite, Maya', Mediatheque du Lamentin, La Martinique
    Indian Contemporary Art, organized by Saffronart, Hongkong
    Indian Contemporary Art, organized by Saffronart in collaboration with Apparao
    galleries, Los Angeles
    A Treasure Trove, Paintings from B.K. Birla Family Collection, Birla Academy of Art
    and Culture, Kolkata

    2000 Sigmund Freud's 'Interpretation of Dreams', organized by University Art Museum,
    Birghamton, New York
    Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, Vienna
    Indian Art Through The Ages, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, organized by Indian Fine
    Arts Society, Singapore
    The World Is Round And Time Is Cyclical, Art Today, New Delhi
    Paradise Revisited, Art Musings, Mumbai
    Shatabdi – Reflection on a Century Past, organized by CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
    Festival des Cinemas d'Asie, Salle des Ursulines, Vesoul
    Paper, The Terrace Garden, Triveni kala Sangam, New Delhi
    The Family 3, Sakti Burman, Maya Burman and Jayasri Burman, Apparao Galleries,
    Chennai


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