Art Featured — 14 September 2017

Neeti shows a selection of her paintings in our online gallery. “When I am able to let go, a peaceful calm takes over and the painting flows through me.”

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For this first virtual gallery exhibition in Osho News, we have chosen to show my paintings that feature mostly straight lines, with the exception of a black or a while circle that appear in a few of the paintings.

‘The line’ and ‘the circle’ have always been the basic elements of my drawings and paintings, and emerge as I start to paint. There is no concept or idea behind them. And out of the line other forms and shapes come into being, some are geometrical (squares, rectangles, triangles, semi circles), others are completely irregular, shapes of objects that we see around in the environment.

There are times when I work with just straight lines or circles which are then followed by wavy or curved lines. But I have noticed that I don’t follow any rule regarding that. So wavy lines do enter while I am drawing straight ones or vice versa.

I don’t plan my abstract paintings, they happen, I would say. The attention while painting is somewhere above my head, somewhere far away, and I have to try to ‘let go’. When I am able to allow this process without any hindrances a peaceful calm takes over and the painting flows through me.

Neeti BharatiNeeti was born in Amritsar, Punjab. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in Delhi she continued to get an MA in Art History and a B Ed. She started exhibiting her paintings in 1993 and every couple of years had solo exhibitions in Delhi, Chandigarh and Auroville. Neeti took sannyas at the Pune Resort in May 2017 and received the name Neeti Bharati. She is currently residing in Auroville, an international city in Tamil Nadu (South India).

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