28 Jan 2014

Artist Profile: Saurabh Turakhia

Saurabh Turakhia’s sketches of celebrities caught our eye on twitter and we decided to profile him on Art Scene India. To feature here, we selected portraits of Sachin Tendulkar, Farooque Shaikh and the 'uncommon' man whose every move makes the news, Arvind Kejriwal!

Here’s what Saurabh has to say about his art, “I have been particularly intrigued by the magic that expressions of the face can create and I have done several portrait paintings/sketches of prominent personalities.” He sketches on paper using poster paints with water and has also done some digital portraits. He does not follow any grid methods and paints directly on paper, without a sketch.

Arvind Kejriwal, Image courtesy artistSachin Tendulkar, Image courtesy artistFarooque Sheikh, Image courtesy artist

These have been done on A3 paper using poster colour and water; Year - 2014

A young, passionate artist sketching and painting in his free time, Saurabh learnt art in his school days under Dahisar-based Mrs. Soparkar, an artist who prepared many aspirants for their elementary and intermediate examinations. Since then, art remained a passive activity for him till 2008. Post 2008, he was inclined more strongly towards art and started sketching actively and then explored how to paint, on his own. He also worked under caricature artist Mr. Vivek Thakkar for a period of six months. Aspiring to be a full-fledged artist, he’s working towards it. You can see more of Saurabh Turakhia’s works here

Starting this week, Art Scene India will be profiling artists on a regular basis.  If you wish to be profiled on artsceneindia.com, please send in your submissions according to the guidelines listed under Submit.

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