Lot 56 | 20 February 2022




LOT 56


B. India, 1935

Mothers and Children, 1966

Signed and dated “Sakti Burman 66” on the lower right

Watercolour and ink on paper

48.3 x 62.2 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 12,000 – 25,000

Born in Kolkata in 1935, Sakti Burman studied at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata, and later at the École Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris. Burman uses pointillism and a marbling technique achieved by blending oils with acrylics to create fresco-like works on paper and canvas. Burman’s paintings often evoke a surrealist feel, referencing multiplicities of time and place. His art drew extensively from Hindu and European mythology, as well as from the artist’s own memories. Suggesting surrealism, his paintings are populated by humans, animals and cityscapes that are dreamlike in appearance. His defining oeuvre owes largely to his technique of marbling, which he arrived at after years of experimentation.