B. 1958, Switzerland
Making his home in Lausanne, François Burland finds inspiration for his art in mythology, Shamanism, children’s stories, and unwritten histories. Having traveled extensivelyt, Burland has been especially influenced by his visits to Africa. He has developed a special affection for the Saharan people, having spent a significant amount of time with them and absorbing their culture.
Burland’s work from this particular series of paintings (1990) stems from his immersion within this uniquely ancient culture. The series of pieces in this collection was executed symbolically as work on “animal skins/hides”; and to purposely not be framed, but pinned to the wall as one would in decorating the walls of a tribal African abode.
Burland’s work can be found in several international museums, including the Collection de l’Art Brut (Lausanne), the Outsider Art Archives (London), the Museum of the Bizarre, Lavilledieu, France, and Der Stadtshof Museum “Von naiven Outsidern” (Zwolle, Netherlands).