Magical dialogues with bronze sculptures

Solo Exhibition

Magical dialogues with bronze sculptures

This is what happens when an experimentation turns into a passion. Once on a holiday many decades ago, sculptor Sakti Burman had nothing but just a knife and an encounter with a piece of wood that made him what he is today. Presenting his solo exhibition of bronze sculptures, ‘Magical Dialogues’, Shakti Burman’s works are a blend of the powerful images of humans, animals and figures that are expertly brought together.

His works influenced by his life in France bring together the style and fine nuances of both the French and Indian art traditions. His ability to blend these two distinct traditions is the USP of his exhibition.Born in West Bengal in 1935, Sakti was a contemporary of artists like Bikash Bhattacharya and Ganesh Pyne, who have become legends in contemporary art history. Sakti is also known largely because he went to Paris, where he married another artist Maite Delteil, and both of them are parents of the artist Maya Burman. 

Speaking about his sculptures, Sakti, says, “An artist always looks for other mediums to express his thoughts and hence came the idea of making sculptures. I have exhibited various sculptures taking inspiration from day to day life. Like one of the sculptures ‘Father and Child’ show a boy clinging on to his father. It shows paternal love and the exchange of affection between a father and child.”

Another artwork ‘The Thinker’ shows a “foreigner riding a horse and thinking where she is, thinking about her life and all the hardships that she has faced till now.” Given the fact that these artworks are the result of our imagination and not living beings, Sakti has given a feeling of motion to his sculptures that infuses life in them. In this way the sculptor has drawn together two very different aspects of art from different cultures and presented them in concrete forms. Truly a collection  that  will remain etched in memory for a long time to come.

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