Prakriti, Jayasri Burman

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Artist: Jayasri Burman
Size: 18 x 18 inches
Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Year: 2018
Signature: Bottom Left


This 2018 artwork titled ‘Prakriti’ by Jayasri Burman, depicts a woman against a tranquil landscape. The captivating watercolour is exquisitely detailed and features various elements, like the birds, the houses dotting the landscape, and the elaborate wings and crown adorned by the woman. The bright hues used in the artwork are characteristic of Jayasri’s typical colour choices such as red, blue and radiant saffron.
About the Artist: 
Born in 1960, Jayasri Burman is a highly eminent Indian artist, known for her enchanting, dream-like artworks. She studied at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan from 1977-79 and also went to France to study printmaking under Monsieur Ceizerzi. Her paintings, which are inspired by Indian folk elements and a love for nature, usually feature female subjects depicted as one with nature. The female subject could take various forms – a coronated ceremonial bird, a mother Goddess or a creature of the woods. Jayasri’s artworks, with their vibrant colour palette, exquisite detailing and mythical subjects, create a delightful fictional world that beckons viewers to get lost within.
Jayasri Burman has participated in several solo and group shows in India and abroad, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland, London, Germany, Tokyo, New York, San Francisco and many other countries. She has been conferred with multiple accolades, including an Award in Tempera from the College of Visual Art in 1979 and a National Award in 1985. Her work is part of important public and private collections. Married to eminent artist Paresh Maity, Jayasri hails from a family of artists, wih Sakti Burman being her uncle and Maya Burman being her cousin.