Bhuri Bai

Born in 1960 - India

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1968, Bhuri Baï made her first wall paintings at the age of ten in her village in the dis- trict of Jahuba, which lies on the border between Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. After moving to Bhopal to find work she met Jagdish Swaminathan, the great figure of modern Indian art, theoretician, and cofounder of the Bharat Bhavan, the only Indian museum that places rural and urban art on equal standing. Bhuri Baï was one of the very first women in her tribe to paint on paper and canvas.

The forms she creates seem to float weightlessly in space. Composed of fields of bright colors like paper cut-outs (suggestive of Matisse), these supple shapes (not unlike Dalí) are sprinkled with colored dots, not closely aligned, like those of Australian aboriginals, but sparsely scattered. The dots, which are in primary and secondary colors, are distributed across the colored fields. Functioning as anchoring points, dots of light, and, at the same time, spots of energy, their visual effectiveness is paradoxically both powerful and short-lived, somewhere between intimacy and the cosmic.

These themes, which are often seen in the work of other primitive painters, might be considered metaphors of the ravaging of the land, or as the relations between man and animals, the domestic and wild environments, nature and the modern world.

Read more
EXHIBITIONS

2010
"Other Masters of India", Musée du Quai Branly in Paris (France)

2009
"Now that the Trees Have Spoken", Pundole Gallery, Mumbai (India)

2008
"Freedom", Cima Gallery in Calcutta (India)

2007
One of her paintings was put up for sale at Sotheby’s New York in to raise funds for the future modern art museum in Calcutta (India)

Read more

Follow Bhuri Bai ! Receive by email the new artworks of the artist.

Our Commitments

Guaranteed deliveryby specialized carriers
Learn more

Secure payment by credit card or bank transfer
Learn more

Free returnswithin 14 open days
Learn more

The best prices Negotiated with our partner galleries
Learn more

Testimonials

"Artsper gathers the best of art galleries in the world. I can therefore select art pieces from the comfort of my home with total peace of mind."

Sébastien Robineau - Lawyer

"Artsper's advisors helped me pick an artwork and were exceptionally reactive when I followed up on my order.


Vincent Dubois - Fund Manager

"Artsper has the broadest and largest range of accessible contemporary artworks. My painting from Jonone bought on Artsper is a daily delight."

Hubert de Brichambaut - Corporate Director