Who am I?
Creativity makes your more energetic. Yes this quote is applicable on a young man Arif Qureshi who is an artist from the heart, mind & soul. Born on 13th July, 1990 in a middle class family of Mohd. Farooque (Father-shopkeeper) & Rukshana (Mother-Housewife) in Siwal khas district-Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He got his early education from New happy Angel Public School. He is an alumnus of Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, U.P. The following couplet sounds about Arif’s art career. मशहूर शायर बशीर बद्र साहेब के चर्चित शेर “जब से चला हूँ मंजिल पर नजर, आखों ने कभी मील का पत्थर नहीं देखा!! (Since I have started my journey, I have targeted my goal, But I have never even thought about the achievement set forth.) I have been creative since my childhood, I used to make toys out of mud. These efforts created a special place in my heart and made me an artist. I remembered those schools days when my teachers appreciated my art work & remarked me that one day I would get lot of fame in the art field. At that time I took all those appreciation so lightly, but I can feel those golden words of my teachers & the tears from my eyes come out of joy now. I think my teachers were aware about my future, its really surprising fact that I used to skip my school for sometimes even for 10 days. I never take my study seriously but art always my first priority & passion. When I completed my schooling & exploring college of art my parents were totally against it. But with the help of my teacher, I managed to take admission in Fine Art. I did my Degree in Fine art and started work as freelance artist. Its rightly said that You should always explore what you are passionate for, so that you can give your 100% to it and achieve what you are born for. “ I have never ever thought that I would be recognized as an artist even in the big city like Delhi or in Bangladesh but I am getting lot of appreciation in the field of arts.” Says Arif Now, Arif has proved himself & become an established artist as well as Curator also with his hard work & consistent dedication.