Jayasri Burman

Artist Jayasri Burman born in the year 1960 in Kolkata did her Bachelor in Arts from Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan in 1977-79 and Masters in Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata. In 1984 she moved to Paris where she studied print-making under Monsieur Ceizerzi.

Recipient of innumerable awards she was honoured with the Padma Award from the Indian Government in 1985.

She also played an active part in the Ananya Festival organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development for International Women's Day during 5–9 March 2007 and the stamps designed by her during this festival was released by the honourable Vice President of India in the same year.

A contemporary painter and a sculptor, Jayasri translates her stories from childhood and the memories carrying with it the flavour of the social issues and tales of core Hindu texts like Ramayana and other myths and mythologies. Portraying the women as the divine beings at one with nature her work indicates the techniques of folk art of Kalighat and Patachitra paintings in water colour, acrylic, ink and charcoal. Her detailed work centring on women figures often sad and forlorn however creates an aura of power amidst the environment created. Translating the same in her sculptures in bronze, we see the same powerful, meditative and skilled workmanship.

Over the years Jayasri has participated in several prestigious solo and innumerable group shows.


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