Art Alive Gallery is opening a solo show titled Sculpted Sagas by the artist Sakti Burman.
A theatrical aura encompasses Sakti Burman’s sculptures as the artist creates a fantasy world of his own stemming from mythology, history, poetic fervor and experience. A renowned artist, Burman explores the depths of his oeuvre, rendered in a dream-like syncretic style creating a confluence of Indian and European cultures that have enriched his artistic practice over the years.
His sculptural oeuvre is an exploration of the various motifs that define his body of work composed of elements and characters borrowed from traditional Indian mythologies such as Shiva or Krishna or the saga of Samudra Manthan which explains the origin of the elixir of eternal life re-interpreted in a European fashion exhibiting Burman’s unique visual language. Tales of biblical nature like Noah’s Ark are juxtaposed with the eternal source of Shakti, goddess Durga depicted in the mother goddess role to Ganesha exuding a dreamlike quality. Burman’s Indian heritage along with his experience in France is a rich wellspring of inspiration for him with figures of the epics featuring in his compositions rendered with a contemporary sensibility, breathing new life into ancient legends.
Imbued with fantastical elements, which add surrealist touches to his work, Sculpted Sagas unveils a new body of work, a set of relief sculptures created by Sakti Burman showcasing his artistic resplendence. The valour of Durga finds solace in the subtle and stylized rendition of the goddess. In all his relief works, Burman exhibits a vibrant interplay of distinct cultures choosing to juxtapose elements from all creating an invigorating mise-en-scene of his mystical universe.
When: 11 am – 7 pm; October 26 – 31
Where: Art Alive Gallery, Panchsheel Park