Born 1936 at Calcutta, Sakti Burman graduated from the Government College of Art and Crafts in the city followed by further study at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, visiting Italy frequently and becoming inspired by the frescoes and paintings of the Renaissance period.
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.
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. Saktiís images are romantic full of fantasy and fusion of European and Oriental sensibility.
His works along with those of Picasso, Chagall and Miro haVE been exhibited in Japan, and he participated in Sigmund Freud's 'Interpretation of Dreams' exhibition at the University Art Museum, in New York.
Sakti is based in Paris and Delhi and has studios in both the cities.
|Qualification:||1956 Government College of Arts and Crafts in Kolkata
Ecole National des Beaux Arts, Paris