About the artist:
Jayasri Burman is a contemporary Indian artist. She is an exponent of the mythical, miniature and the modern, in her universe of art fables. Rooted in her fond memories and stories of childhood, the essence of her paintings derives their vibrance from the myriad rituals and festivals, and their alluring impressions. Burman is an artist who has been shaped by her manifold experiences and the roots she has flown out from. These process the creation of her art and serve as the pillars of her verity and integrity. In her works, she recreates the universe of mythological entities, which her paintings bring to life. In such a canvas of informed imagination, she expresses the spontaneity of her mind. Burman says: “For me, art is an emotional reaction to our deepest feelings and belief systems. My aim is to create possibilities where the world is once again full of wonder and harmony.”
Burman was born in Kolkata in 1960. Her formal training in art took place in Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan. Along with many solo shows, she also has a series of dedicated publications – Mythical Universe and Antaryatra – to her credit. She has exhibited across India and abroad thus establishing the popularity of her work in Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland, UK, Germany, Japan and the US among other countries. She was the winner of National Academy Award in 1985 and she has also won prestigious awards such as ICON and Devi Awards.
She lives and works in Delhi / Kolkata.