Exhibition of paintings on ''emotions''

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Bhopal, June 15 (UNI) Honesty in human relationships and emotions are subjects that intrigue Shantiniketan's Visva-Bharati university alumna Sangeeta Pathak and emotions dominate her figurative graphics and paintings about 90 of which are to be exhibited from tomorrow at Mumbai's Jehangir Art Gallery.

''Unfortunately, we live in a time when people's thoughts and words do not match. Of the 'navarasas', sadness is one emotion that I have focussed on. My figures are mostly male and my aim is to portray human faces highlighting the intensity of inner conflicts,'' the Bhopal-resident artist -- who completed her two-year post-graduate diploma in Graphics from Visva-Bharati in 1988 and has thousands of creations to her credit -- told UNI.

The works to be displayed for a week at 'Abhivyakti' (Expressions), her first solo show in Mumbai, include the 'Gossip' series where groups of interacting people are depicted.

Interestingly, she has painted a 6 ft x 4 ft work on three canvases of 2 ft x 4 ft that are separated for easy transport and then combined for display! ''The young generation desires to make money through shortcuts and chooses high-paying jobs. That is the theme of my untitled work that depicts a young man holding a bundle of notes in his right hand and currency raining on him. 'Man with Butterfly' shows a person contemplating,'' says Sangeeta who works in the Graphics Workshop at the multi-art centre Bharat Bhavan here.

Born in Delhi in 1964, her love for fine art germinated early as she observed her mother painting figures of gods, goddesses and their family's 'guru'. Sangeeta took up Drawing as her work experience subject in school and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia in 1985.

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