About the artist
Born in 1935 in Kolkata, Sakti Burman is a contemporary Indian artist He studied at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata, and later at the École Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris. Burman uses pointillism and a marbling technique achieved by blending oils with acrylics to create fresco-like works on paper and canvas. Burman’s paintings often evoke a surrealist feel, referencing multiplicities of time and place. His art drew extensively from Hindu and European mythology, as well as from the artist’s own memories. Realism surfaces in Burman’s paintings, often in the form of past and present members of his own family in India and France. Full of colours, fantasy and design each work is captivating, luminescent and delicate, suggesting surrealism. His paintings are populated by humans, animals and cityscapes that are dreamlike in appearance. 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.