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Jayasri Burman - Artists - Aicon Art 2024


Born 1960 in Kolkata, India.
Lives and works in Kolkata, India.

Jayasri Burman’s oeuvre weaves the iconography and stylized depictions of nature from Indian folk art, notably Kalighat and Patachitra paintings, with a whimsical personal visual vocabulary to build a vivid narrative centered around women. Her subjects are sanguine, even in their strife, and are often offset by a verdant landscape. The artist summarizes her practices as "a reflection of life, godliness and goodness, and a celebration of emotions through stories and colors." Burman’s tranquil aesthetic, lyrical imagery, and vibrant colors offer an insight into the mind of an artist as well as a gifted storyteller.

Born 1960, Calcutta, India


Burman studied at the Kala Bhavan in Shanti Niketan where she recieved her B.A. in Fine Art, and at the Government College of Art and Craft in Calcutta, where she completed her M.A. in painting. Following this, in 1984 she moved to Paris where she studied print-making under Monsieur Ceizerzi.


Burman comes from an extended family of eminent artists. Along with her husband, Paresh Maity; her uncle Sakti Burman lives and works in France, though he is regarded as an Indian artist. Along with this is her cousin, Maya Burman. Burman, in 2005, helped create an exhibition entitled "The Family" featuring works by all these artists.


The imagery in her work has a dream-like and lyrical quality with a unique sensitivity which, although inspired by the Indian folk element, retains a quality of refreshing candor and reflective honesty. She manages very successfully to weave the decorative and design element of the folk idiom into the intricate patterns of her canvas, without losing the natural charm and naiveté of her work, which is uniquely her own.


The artist lives and works in Delhi, India