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Portraits: Gulzar Sahab

June 11, 2019 | By

Learning and Creativity presents a series of portraits done in poster paints and water by artist Saurabh Turakhia. Saurabh’s portraits have been featured in prestigious magazines, including the cover of HT Brunch.

The first portrait in the series is of legendary poet-lyricist-author-filmmaker Gulzar.

Gulzar Sahab portrait

इन उम्र से लम्बी सड़कों को, मन्ज़िल पे पहुँचते देखा नहीं
बस दौड़ती फिरती रहती हैं, हम ने तो ठहरते देखा नहीं
इस अजनबी से शहर में, जाना पहचाना ढूँढता है
एक अकेला इस शहर में, रात में और दोपहर में
आब-ओ-दाना ढूँढता है, आशियाना ढूँढता है
~ गुलज़ार

Why I Paint

I am merely replicating as of now and would not consider myself to be a true artist. I work with poster paints and water and have also explored the pen medium. Art continues to intrigue me and over the years, I have seen it connect with me at various levels.

Even if I am not painting or sketching something, I like to read about artists and how they contributed to a better world. I like to read about the depth in their lives, how they battled odds in a commerce-dominated world and somehow got themselves immortalised by staying dedicated to their craft.

I paint only in my free time and work full time to make two ends meet but my passion for art is definitely high and I will continue to explore it in different ways. Till now, mostly portraits have excited me but I have recently also explored other forms. I am happy to see my works featured on this esteemed platform.

Watch this space for more portraits from me!

I am Saurabh Turakhia, a 39 year young passionate portrait artist. I work full-time as a writer and am passionate about writing short stories and painting. I paint in my free-time and on weekends. I believe in the power of predictable stories of good over evil that can inspire and provide hope to a child in the slums or a labourer who is challenged. My short stories blog is Always Open Pen and art blog is Heart At Art, which has a collection of over 350 portraits. There has been good recognition of my paintings from celebrities themselves. The collection has portraits of every major star from Raj Kapoor to Ranbir Kapoor, Nutan to Kajol, Geeta Bali to Vidya Balan, Pran Saab to Amrish Puri.
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