Sanjeeva tries to explore the layered intersections between the individual and group psyche, the compromises that an individual has to make to fit into a collective identity and for a sense of empowerment. “In my paintings, I have used a juxtaposition of political leaders, animals and people. The appeal of these paintings is in their autobiographical slant wherein the artist is both an observer as well as a participant in the power play. If you look around, everyone is struggling to find his/her place in a consumerist society with a lot of aspirations and dreams. This shared background talks about the complex dilemmas that confront every human being,” explains the artist.