A group Art Exhibition ‘Journey of Love, Faith, and Inspiration’ is being organized by Nayan Naveli Gallery till 1 March 2024 at Nayan Naveli Gallery, New Delhi. This show is curated by Amrita Kochhar, Founder of Nayan Naveli Gallery.
The collection of beautiful artworks by Sakti Burman and Maite Delteil is showcased in this exhibition.
Artist Sakti Burman and Maite Delteil said, “This show is not a usual show; the purpose is to show that we have, all our life, worked a lot together. When we met in art school, in Paris in 1956, we did the same portraits, the same still lives, we studied the same landscapes, side by side, before becoming the ‘Sakti Burman’ and the ‘Maite Delteil’ that you know.”
Even in the 1970s, when Maite was exploring surrealism. Sakti at that time, was painting big heads of Ravanna in “no realistic” mind.
“More recently when we were discussing art, on painters which have always been our models: Titian, Botticelli, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Michelangelo while we were sketching together,” they said.
“Around 2017, when our grandson Ganapathy was starting to enter the Art profession as he wanted to promote Indian painting in France, the economic situation in Europe was very bad, we thought to do small watercolors to give more opportunity to European buyers – we spoke of that idea to some painters and five of them accepted to take part in that joined artistic movement – they are also the five painters which we wanted to be a part of this show: Suman Chandra, Nandan Purkayastha, Ranjita Kant, Krishnendu Porel and Maya Burman,” they further added.
They said that up to recently we did not know Amrita Kochhar and Nayan Naveli Gallery.
“As we wanted to do something for our cook who is showing artistic talent, we were regularly showing his works to our friends. When, for the first time, Amrita came to meet us, she immediately proposed to us to help Sukhlal, our cook, and did one exhibition of his works,” they said.
Amrita is a very enthusiastic person and it is what we are today doing the exhibition: Love, faith and Inspiration.
“One good thing never comes alone, and she also decided to promote the films of Joy Banerjee: ‘Ballad with Sakti’ and ‘Maite enchanted’ will be shown in her gallery, once a week, during the exhibition,” they added.
Amrita Kochhar, Founder of Nayan Naveli Gallery and the curator of the show, said, “We are very fortunate to work on this exhibition with Sakti Burman and Maite Delteil. The various collections of Sakti Burman and Maite Delteil are showcased in this exhibition. Other artists like Suman Chandra, Nandan Purkayastha, Ranjita Kant, Krishnendu Porel and Maya Burman are also part of this show.”