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Lila – 2014
Jayasri Burman

Jayasri’s art, derived from the rich tradition of Hindu mythology, has carved out its own identity. The imagery in Jayasri Burman’s work has a dream-like and lyrical quality. Inspired by Indian folk element, the works have a unique sensitivity. Her deep-rooted understanding of Indian mythology, Bengali culture and tradition does not escape her artworks whether they are sculptures or paintings. In her paintings one sees the careful repetition of the surface, unwavering and exquisite, with layers of cross-hatching and the textures of fabrics adorning her characters. She weaves the element of the folk idiom into the intricate patterns of her works, without losing the natural charm and naiveté that is uniquely her own. Jayasri’s themes deal with the traditional and sacred, but the artist gives her works a nuance that is reinterpreted to have a more contemporary context. The magical, mythical creatures that inhabit her world, that perpetuate life and love, are central to Jayasri’s story telling and the narrative structures of her paintings. Jayasri has participated in landmark exhibitions all over the world, including the recently concluded St Moritz Art Masters, in Switzerland. She has had several solo shows, including Fables & Folklore, 2010, and Sacred Feminine 2006, with Art Musings. Her works can be found in important museum and private collections. The artist lives and works in New Delhi.

21.11.2014 – 31.12.2014