‘Confluence – Monsoon Show’
Anjolie Ela Menon, Jayasri Burman & Maya Burman
JULY 2018

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Art Musings is presenting a group exhibition featuring acclaimed artists Anjolie Ela Menon, Jayasri Burman and Maya Burman. Anjolie Ela Menon’s works are from her Divine Mother series. Through the mastery of her technique, Menon creates images that come alive but continue to exist in an existential time-warp.  Menon’s paintings capture all the nuances and magic of motherhood. Menon’s protagonists are mythological figures as well as the ordinary people whom she portrays in her unique style. Her work is well known for the translucent textures which she creates by using thin glazes on Masonite.  Jayasri Burman’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. In her paintings one sees the careful repetition of the surface, unwavering and exquisite, with layers of cross-hatching darkening her skies and the textures of fabrics adorning her characters. Maya Burman’s series of circular watercolour paintings are peopled, made up of characters that live in mythology and metaphor. Her figures float through fields, their bodies curving with the shapes of the landscape. Patterns weave and float around the central forms evoking a sense of exuberance and joie de vivre.  Maya creates a dreamlike fairyland in her paintings. The striking thing about Maya’s paintings is the amount of detail in them. Burman’s paintings have a tapestry like effect where everything is subordinate to floral, decorative patterning, reminiscent of the French art nouveau tradition.