SAKTI BURMAN

Born 1935, Kolkata

Government College of Arts and Crafts in Kolkata (1956)
Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris
The artist lives and works in Paris.
Select Solo Exhibitions

2009 Encaptured Gaze, Jehangir Art Gallery; Art Musings, Mumbai in association with Aicon Gallery
2008 Maison de l'Unesco, organized by Unesco, Salles Miro, Paris
Art Alive, New Delhi
Aicon Gallery, New York
2007 Visual Arts Gallery, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2006 Visual Arts Gallery, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 Retrospective, organized by Apparao Galleries, Visual Arts Gallery, Indian Habitat
2001 Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
Art Todat, New Delhi
1999 Atlantic Gallery, New York organized by Apparao Galleries
1997 Cloitre de la Dame Blanche, La Rochelle
Exhibitions organized by Ecole de Paris at Tokushima, Myazaki and Osaka
1996 Exhibitions organized by Ecole de Paris at Wakayama and Sapporo
1995 Apparao Galleries, Chennai
1994 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
1993 Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata
1992 Centre of Contemporary Art, New Delhi
1990 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
1989 Semaine Culturelle Indienne, Eaubonne, Val d'Oise
Fondation Firmin Bauby, Perpignan
XX salon du Grenier a sel, Orleans

Select Group Exhibitions

2008 Art Alive, New Delhi
2007 An Evening in Paris …Rome…London, Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata
Understanding Oneness in Diversity, Kitab Mahal, Mumbai
Indiaart 2007, organized by International Institute of Fine Arts at House of Lords, London
Faces of Indian art, organized by Art Alive at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New
Delhi
Invited as "Artist in Focus" at Harmony Show, Nehru Center Mumbai
MIRROR organized by Gallery NVYA, New Delhi
Resixsances organized by Art Musings at Museum Gallery, Mumbai
2006 Shadanga Curated by Alka Pande and Gallerie Genesha, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat
Centre, New Delhi
Making of Divinity curated by Ina Purl, Sakeh Gallery, Mumbai
Harmony Show organized by Tina Aruban, Mumbai


Two 2 Tango, organized by Gallera Nvya, Lalo Kala Akixlarni, New Delhi
2005 The New Space, organized by Art Space, Dubai
10th Harmony Show organized by The Ambani, Mumbai
Spirit Set Free, Golden Juelee Show organized by Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
2004 Confluence, organized by ArtsIndia, New York
AVislor - Looking Back; Looking Forward organized by Apparao Galleries
The Burman Family organized by Visual Arts, London, Gallery 27
Indian Artiste for France organized by French Embassy at Alliance Francaise, New Delhi
2003 Master Strokes organized by Art Musings, Mumbai
Portraits of a Decade organized by CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
The Celebration of Color, Vadehera Art Gallery and Times of India, Mumbai and New Delhi
Anniversary Exhibition, Art Musings, Mumbai
Shanti Path, Tao Gallery, Mumbai
The Said and the Unsaid, organized by The Committee of the Jehangir Art Gallery and
Apparao Gallery, Mumbai
2002 Aspects of Modern Indian Painting, New York organized by Saffronart and Pundole Art Gallery,
Mumbai
Palette 2002, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
For Ihe Gukter Jubilese Celebration of Jehangir Art Gallery, participated in auction with three
painters, Bombay
2001 Three Burman, Sakti, Maite and Maya, Art Today, New Delhi
Art of Bengal, Past and Present 1850-2000, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and CIMA
Gallery, Kolkata
Burman', Sakti, Maite, Maya', Mediatheque du Lamentin, La Martinique
Indian Contemporary Art, organized by Saffronart, Hongkong
Indian Contemporary Art, organized by Saffronart in collaboration with Apparao galleries, Los
Angeles
A Treasure Trove, Paintings from B.K. Birla Family Collection, Birla Academy of Art and Culture,
Kolkata
2000 Mappings making new links between Artisinal Cultures of India and Egypt, organized
Sigmund Freud's 'Interpretation of Dreams', organized by University Art Museum, Birghamton,
New York
1999 VIENNA Sigmund Freud's Interpretation of Dreams, organized by University Art Museum,
Birghamton, New York; Artists in exhibition: Odilon Redon, Giorgio de Chirico, Marc Chagall,
Salvador Dali
1998 Christie's Auction, Indian Contemporary paintings, London
Multimedia, Art of the 1900's, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
Harmony Show, Mumbai
Within The Fame, Apparao Galleries, Hongkong
The Art of Charity, Mumbai
1997 Displayed along with works of Picasso, Chagall and Miro at Tokushima, Myazaki and Osaka,
Japan
Chamatkar, The Indian Metaphor, organized by CIMA , Kolkata at Whitleys Art Gallery, London

Honors & Awards

Medaille d'argent au Salon de Montmorency
Prix des Etrangers, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Prix de la ville de l'Isle-Adam
Medaille d'or, Salon des Artistes Francais, Grand Palais, Paris
Medaille arts, Science et Letters
Medaille au Salon de Juvisy
Invite d'honneur, Colombes
Invite d'honneur, Douai
Invite d'honneur, sainte-Maxime
Invite d'honneur, English Les Bains



T. VAIKUNTAM

"They call it drawing. I really have no name for it. It's a compulsion, an itch. It is enjoyable but it can also hurt when nothing emerges but an incomprehensible mess."

"I like using rich primary colors, which give a sense of character and depth to my paintings. Like reds and saffron and even orange, because these are essentially Indian colors. I don't like using colors that are mix of two, because they are not natural, they don't exist in surroundings around us, in our everyday life."

T. Vaikuntam hails from Andhra Pradesh, in South India, and draws a lot of inspiration for his work from the rural areas of the state. The men and women of his village have often been depicted in his work. Women, in particular, are frequent subjects for his works. The love for this subject can be traced back to his childhood, when he used to be fascinated by the impersonations of women characters by the male artists of the theatre groups that traveled to, and performed in his village.

He portrays women as sensual and voluptuous. The colors used to paint women give them a vibrant and decorative look. The male form appears remarkably calm, with a sense of humor. His work has a distinct rural flavor. In his work, he uses only primary colors. Most of his work is in tempera and watercolor on paper. His recent substitution of paper with wood lends his work an ephemeral quality.

Vaikuntam studied at the College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad and at the M. S. University in Baroda where he worked under the guidance of artist K.G. Subramanyan. In a career that has spanned nearly 30 years, he has won several awards. His paintings are a part of several renowned collections and his works have been exhibited widely. Over the past five years, exhibitions of his works have been held in New York, London and Birmingham. He lives and works in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. He can be reached at artists@artsindia.com.



ANJOLIE ELA MENON

Anjolie earned a degree in English from Delhi University and studied art in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts from 1961-62. She has had over thirty solos and several group shows. In addition to paintings in private and corporate collections, her works have been acquired by major museums in India and abroad. She is also well known for he murals and has represented India at the Algiers Biennale and in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Gallery ArtsIndia will be exhibiting a solo show of Anjolie's recent works in November of 2004.