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June 10, 2014

A Parisian Rhapsody

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh

If she weren’t an artist, she would admittedly be a nightmare for her family. Parisian, Maya Burman, marries artistic traditions of France and India in her works, on show in Mumbai

  • MAYA BURMAN, ‘PICNIC BY THE LAKE – 1′, WATERCOLOUR , PEN & INK ON PAPER, 10” X 10”, 2013
    ‘PICNIC BY THE LAKE – 1′, WATERCOLOUR , PEN & INK ON PAPER, 10” X 10”, 2013
  • MAYA BURMAN, ‘PICNIC BY THE LAKE – 2′, WATERCOLOUR , PEN & INK ON PAPER, 10” X 10”, 2013
    ‘PICNIC BY THE LAKE – 2′, WATERCOLOUR , PEN & INK ON PAPER, 10” X 10”, 2013
  • MAYA BURMAN, ‘PICNIC BY THE LAKE – 3′, WATERCOLOUR , PEN & INK ON PAPER, 10” X 10”, 2013
    ‘PICNIC BY THE LAKE – 3′, WATERCOLOUR , PEN & INK ON PAPER, 10” X 10”, 2013
  • MAYA BURMAN, ‘SIESTA IN THE PARK’, WATERCOLOUR, PEN & INK ON PAPER, 19” X 25”, 2014
    ‘SIESTA IN THE PARK’, WATERCOLOUR, PEN & INK ON PAPER, 19” X 25”, 2014
  • MAYA BURMAN, ‘TENDER CARESS – I’, WATERCOLOUR, PEN & INK ON PAPER, 19” X 25”, 2014.
    ‘TENDER CARESS – I’, WATERCOLOUR, PEN & INK ON PAPER, 19” X 25”, 2014
  • MAYA BURMAN, ‘TENDER CARESS – II’, WATERCOLOUR, PEN & INK ON PAPER, 19” X 25”, 2014..
    ‘TENDER CARESS – II’, WATERCOLOUR, PEN & INK ON PAPER, 19” X 25”, 2014
  • MAYA BURMAN, ’FLORAL RHAPSODY’, WATERCOLOUR, PEN & INK ON PAPER,20” DIA, 2013
    ’FLORAL RHAPSODY’, WATERCOLOUR, PEN & INK ON PAPER,20” DIA, 2013

The 43-year-old Paris-based Maya Burman creates works that have painstaking detailing for which she works in a methodical and laborious fashion: starting with a pencil sketch, moving on to a layer of watercolours and finishing with a black ink pen. Reminiscent of the French art nouveau tradition and drawing from Indian miniature painting, the artist happily merges two cultures in her evocative works.

Maya Burman’s works are can be viewed in a solo show, Rhapsody, at Art Musings gallery, Colaba, Mumbai until 20 July 2014. Monday to Friday 11am – 7pm, Saturday 11am – 5.30pm, Sundays closed. 

5 questions: Maya Burman

1. Artistic motivation “The pleasure of being alone, spending time with myself and escaping into my own world.”

2. Inspirations “Beauty, poetry and innocence in everyday small things.”

3. Art at home “I have no more space on my walls, but I will make some space for erotic drawings that I have started to collect.”

4. Concerns that show up in your art “Offences against women – present in subtle undertones in my work.”

5. If you weren’t an artist, you would be… “A nightmare for my family!”

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