Sakti Burman is contemporary painter, lithographer and sculptor. Burman's images are steeped in romanticism and fantasy. Europe and India are fused in his imagination. Exotic birds and blooms sprout from unlikely places. Sensuously painted women loll about in a mythical or oneiric landscape. The surface is usually textured like aging frescos. The distinct marbling effect is the hallmark of his works on canvas and paper. Burman is a fine lithographer too. In his prints one can see an incredible range of tonal and textural variations. He has illustrated several books such a collection of Mallarme's poems. He has also published portfolios of his lithographs. Burman was born (1935) in Kolkata. He studied at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata, and later at the École Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris. The artist had his first solo exhibition in 1954 in Kolkata. He has lived in France for the last five decades, while maintaining strong ties with India. He 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. He lives and works in Paris / Delhi.