A Dreamer’s Labyrinth at Art Musings
GET: a look at the Dreamer’s Labyrinth, an exhibit by Maya Burman
IN: Art Musings, # 1, Admiralty Building, Colaba Cross Lane, Mumbai – 400 005
ON: March 1, 2011 – April 9, 2011
IT: can be seen online at www.artmusings.net
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Daughter of celebrated Indian painter Sakti Burman and French artist Maite Delteil, Maya Burman has developed her own unique style. Works on display include paintings in pen and watercolour.
Maya Burman’s inclination towards floral, decorative patters is along the lines of the French Art Nouveau tradition. 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. Most of her characters are imaginary people, but she weaves in her own experiences and personal mythology.
Her former training in architecture influences her work, visible in the scenes set within arches, columns and porches. In the larger works there are multiple viewpoints and the sections are not always linear. In the smaller format works however, she depicts a minutely dense imagery.