Seema Mathew is an Indian artist based in Hong Kong, she began painting full time in 2014 after recovery from serious illness. Seema’s work has spiritual and philosophical undertones, the complexity of human relationships and the struggle of the human against the environment are underlying themes in her work.
In her most recent series, Seema explores themes of identity, femininity, and her Indian heritage with the layering of colour and embroidered fabrics. Through her visually striking work, she invites viewers to reflect on their own experiences, emotions, and beliefs, creating a bridge between cultures and fostering inner dialogue.
Seema Mathew’s artworks are in private collections in Hong Kong, India, Austria, UK, Singapore and Dubai.
2023 – shortlisted for the Wells Art Contemporary prize, UK
2022 – recipient of “Certificate of Artistic Achievement” from the Luxembourg Art Prize
2022 – winner International Art Critics Award at Biennale Chianciano in Tuscany, Italy
2021 – shortlisted for UOB Hong Kong Art in Ink award
2021 – selected as “Artist in the Spotlight” at the Arte Laguna Prize Venice, Italy
2023 – Wells Art Contemporary Prize exhibition in Wells Cathedral, England
2023 – group show at Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong with Art Rooftop Gallery
2023 – group show at Art Central Hong Kong with Art Rooftop Gallery
2022 – group show at Biennale Chianciano in Tuscany, Italy
2022 – group show at Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong with Art Rooftop Gallery
2022 – group show at Art Central Hong Kong with Art Rooftop Gallery
2022 – group show at Galeria Azur Madrid, Spain
2021 – solo show “Origa-me” at Art Rooftop Gallery in Hong Kong
2021 – group show at Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong with Art Rooftop Gallery
The cornerstone of my artistic practice is experimentation. I see art as a way of bridging the gap between the scientific/rational left brain and the intuitive/emotional right brain, a contradiction echoed internally in the struggle between control and chaos.
Being self taught, I constantly push myself to discover new ways to express myself artistically. Through my work I explore profound themes related to nature, human emotions, and the interconnectedness of all beings. Of Indian descent, I’ve been based in Hong Kong for two decades, my art is deeply influenced by my personal experiences and lived environment.