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Chila Kumari Burman – ‘Artists turn chaos into order’

The artist invites us into the ‘tiny little world’ of her East London studio

Liverpool-born Chila Kumari Burman makes paintings, prints, etchings and moving image works inspired by her Indian heritage.

Her studio in East London is filled with materials that represent her Asian identity as well as her working-class Liverpudlian childhood. From bindis to ice cream cornettos, Chila Kumari Burman uses everyday objects in her sculptures and installations and includes herself in her paintings and collages to explore representations of Asian femininity in the West.

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