Interview with Piyush Mathur – ‘Painting is a meditation where, in a way, you become oblivious to the attractions of the world’

An exquisite painting exhibition is currently on display at the Sheraton Hotel in Saket New Delhi, and is advertised by Question Associates. The theme of the painting exhibition is “The Colors of Love”. The artwork was handpicked and curated by renowned art curator, Vikram Sethi. What attracts the attention of many at this exhibition, among other artists, are the works of a gifted artist, Piyush Mathur. His vibrant use of color exploring the enigmatic transcendent nature of the cosmos turns out to be a spectacle here.

We had the chance to interact with artist Piyush Mathur about his journey so far. Below are excerpts from the interview:

When did you start painting? Is painting your main activity?

I started painting when I was a child. I was really small but when I saw my mother painting, I was really fascinated and since then I had a desire to paint.

I don’t see painting as a business. I have my other business that I run but painting is a form of meditation for me. I like when people appreciate my work and that motivates me.

Who is your inspiration?

I drew my inspiration from my mother. Besides doing an MFA, she was also a very good artist and her commendable art even inspired me to become an artist. However, gradually I got busy with my professional life, but finally followed my passion for art and came back to my happiness a few years ago.

I believe that through observation, everything becomes more alive, be it a person, an act, or the lights and shapes of nature. Finding beauty and inspiration from the environment and people around me, I believe being an artist means recreating the hues and expressions of life as you see and envision them.

How would you describe the genre of your paintings?

Working primarily in figurative and semi-abstract paintings these days, my palette alternates between bright and dark colors, contrasted aggressively to create masterpieces on canvas that continue to leave a lasting warmth on collectors’ walls.

Have you recently won any awards or accolades?

My painting titled ‘Attitude’, which is also part of this ‘Colours of Life’ exhibition, won 1st prize in the figurative category at a juried event this week in Mumbai. The event was sponsored by Camlin.

During the pandemic, how have you presented your work to people?

In the time of COVID, these art exhibitions mostly took place online, mostly from Delhi or Mumbai. My paintings were also part of these online-only exhibits, but soon after the COVID waves began to decline, we are now exhibiting in art galleries as well. But this painting exhibition “The Colors of Love” is my most sought after exhibition because it was curated by none other than the famous Vikram Sethi.

As Delhiites return to normal, the city has started to see larger than life exhibitions. And if you are an art connoisseur, then this one is a must. The art exhibition started on February 26 and will run until March 6, 2022.

Interview with Piyush Mathur – “Painting is a meditation where, in a way, you become oblivious to the attractions of the world”

An exquisite painting exhibition is currently on display at the Sheraton Hotel in Saket New Delhi, and is advertised by Question Associates. The theme of the painting exhibition is “The Colors of Love”. The artwork was handpicked and curated by renowned art curator, Vikram Sethi. What attracts the attention of many at this exhibition, among other artists, are the works of a gifted artist, Piyush Mathur. His vibrant use of color exploring the enigmatic transcendent nature of the cosmos turns out to be a spectacle here.

We had the chance to interact with artist Piyush Mathur about his journey so far. Below are excerpts from the interview:

When did you start painting? Is painting your main activity?
I started painting when I was a child. I was really small but when I saw my mother painting, I was really fascinated and since then I had a desire to paint.

I don’t see painting as a business. I have my other business that I run but painting is a form of meditation for me. I like when people appreciate my work and that motivates me.

Who is your inspiration?
I drew my inspiration from my mother. In addition to doing a master’s degree in finance, she was also a very good artist and her commendable art even inspired me to become an artist. However, gradually I got busy with my professional life, but finally followed my passion for art and came back to my happiness a few years ago.

I believe that through observation, everything becomes more alive, be it a person, an act, or the lights and shapes of nature. Finding beauty and inspiration from the environment and people around me, I believe being an artist means recreating the hues and expressions of life as you see and envision them.

How would you describe the genre of your paintings?
Working primarily in figurative and semi-abstract paintings these days, my palette alternates between bright and dark colors, contrasted aggressively to create masterpieces on canvas that continue to leave a lasting warmth on collectors’ walls.

Have you recently won any awards or accolades?
My painting titled ‘Attitude’, which is also part of this ‘Colours of Life’ exhibition, won 1st prize in the figurative category at a juried event this week in Mumbai. The event was sponsored by Camlin.

During the pandemic, how have you presented your work to people?
In the time of COVID, these art exhibitions mostly took place online, mostly from Delhi or Mumbai. My paintings were also part of these online-only exhibits, but soon after the COVID waves began to decline, we are now exhibiting in art galleries as well. But this painting exhibition “The Colors of Love” is my most sought after exhibition because it was curated by none other than the famous Vikram Sethi.

As Delhiites return to normal, the city has started to see larger than life exhibitions. And if you are an art connoisseur, then this one is a must. The art exhibition started on February 26 and will run until March 6, 2022.

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