Legends of Love
If hope is one of Sakti Burman?s pivotal concerns, love is another. In ?Legends of Love?, he blurs the boundry between past and present, juxtaposing a bride and groom with the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan and his imperial consort Mumtaz Mahal. Behind these figures is Shah Jehan?s legendry architectural tribute to his wife, Taj Mahal. In a device that he enjoys, this lively blurring of boundaries and re-animation of dormant emotional energies takes place in a frame within a frame, so that the act of looking at this serigraph is an act of double viewing.
- Ranjit Hoskote