Born 1971 in France, Maya Burman comes with an artistic lineage; parents Sakti Burman and Maite Delteil, both being very prominent artists.
Burman’s paintings are reminiscent of the French art nouveau tradition and European Middle Age architecture, interlaced with mythical and folk inspired imagery somewhat akin to miniature paintings that stem from her Indian ancestry. The work makes an interesting melting pot, a meeting ground between the two cultures.
She works mainly in pen and ink, and watercolour; her paintings are delicate and usually have a strong fantasy element. The striking thing about her paintings is the amount of detail in them. Her compositions are mostly figurative and change according to her mood. Ms. Burman lives in Paris but in her paintings, she retires to a land of lyricism and allegory.