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About Artist

Dr. Prithipal Singh Sethi, a Delhi based artist, has a multifaceted personality with a creative bent of mind. A physician by profession, he is also a keen writer, poet, meditation, and yoga enthusiast. Art for him is a product of a burning passion and a source of relaxation. His training in art began with an Art Appreciation Course (1994-95) at the prestigious National Gallery of Modern Arts. His early paintings depicted figurative, symbolic, and expressive reflections of society at large. These days his passionate pursuit is abstract art (Aroopa). Throughout his journey as an artist, Dr. Sethi has been driven by a yearning to find his true self. With minimalistic abstraction in pastel, the artist uses the vocabulary of hue, chroma, value, and mode of application -- each aspect adds a new dimension. This approach allows him to convey his emotions and thoughts by creating moods and playing with the atmosphere. His first major exhibition was in December 2017 at the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Delhi Medical Association. Out of more than two thousand entries for art and photography, the works of five Doctor-artists and photographers were selected for exhibition at Hotel Hilton New Delhi. Recently, he was invited to take part in a group exhibition entitled ‘Infinite Possibilities’ at the Open Palm Court, India Habitat Centre in which 17 artists (both of national and international repute) participated. This was very well received by the media, critics, and art lovers.

Academics

    School : Frank Anthony Public School-1973
    Medical College ; Completed MBBS from University College of Medical Sciences New Delhi !979
    Turning Point for pursuing Arts seriously: Inspired by the Arts Appreciation Course from National Gallery of Modern Arts, New Delhi-1994 -95 (both Basic and advance Course)
    Painting since 1980.

Exhibitions

    To mention the recent ones:
    Dec 24th, 2017, on the occasion of Diamond Jubilee of DMA (Delhi Medical Association) Hotel Lalit, New Delhi. (This was a group exhibition of 5 Doctors Artists curated by Jitender Padam Jain.
    Was invited to participate in group Exhibition titled "Infinite Possibilities" held at the Open Palm Courts in January 2020; curated by Ankush B Sharma

Award & Recognition

    Was awarded Best Painting and Best Photograph Award by DMA
    1993 (Annual day Celebration of DMA).
    Have been felicitated with various other awards especially for creative medical writing and community work in medical field.
    Have won Dr KK Sharma Memorial Essay Prize more than 15 times. This is an annual contest for best medical essays held by the prestigious Delhi Medical Association.
    On panel of guest faculty for teaching Yoga and Meditation to medical fraternity and general public under the aegis of Medical Fitness Society, with emphasis on scientific approach to stress management.