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Qureysh Basrai

Updated: Jul 13, 2022

The journey of art for Qureysh began during his school days when he started racking up awards in art competitions for his drawings and paintings. At the very age of 14 Qureysh feathered his first exhibition at the Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai in 1979 accumulating an all round appreciation for his skills.

He has a distinction in the Elementary Drawing Examination conducted by the Government of India. He largely uses Oil as a medium of painting depicting horses and nature in majority of his artworks.

Six of his paintings were picked up by the Art Freaks Global Coffee book in 2020 and the world art Encyclopedia. In the year 2021 seven of his paintings were printed by International contemporary artist. Five of his artworks are also selected by Zervas Art Foundation Greece.

An Interior Designer and contractor by profession, Qureysh picked up brush again after 30 years, but the canvas and oil were already present enough in the blood to fetch him the first position in International Horse Competition (year 2019) conducted amongst 10 countries. A little later down the line he repeated the same position (first) with All India National competition, held by ChirtaKala , as the Rising artist ( Oct 2020). He has also received The Honour 2021 from Positive Energy Art Foundation (Thailand) and received the  Best International Visual artist award (2022). He then received Honorary Award (2022) from the World Art Fair as the World Art Icon. Received the Platinum Award in the Artist of the year 2022 from Kalaratnam Foundation of Art Society "KFOAS" (U.P). Also received the Silver Award in the Fiesta Art International Art Competition & Exhibition organized by the BindaasArt in May 2022. Recently received The Best Artist Award 2021/22 by prominent curator Erum Khan of New Delhi. Awarded 2nd in the All India National competition, held by Canvas Creations in 2020,


Unveiling our rendezvous with Qureysh Basrai

A. How many years you have been in the field of art and why?

Since the age of eight I am doing artworks, and had my first exhibition in the year 1979 at The Taj Art Gallery.


B. What media you have been using so far?

I work only with oil on Canvas.

C. What media you are planning to explore in the future?

Geo polymer, is kind of material which I would like explore.

D. What kind of uniqueness you spotlight using your art?

My speciality is more kind of realistic artworks in Horses and Landscapes, that's the uniqueness one spotlights in my work,

Thanks Giving

The E Today is thankful to Quyresh Basrai for his valuable time and even to Mr. Hiral Shah, The Chief Editor; who has also set up an one-of-its-kind global platform The Indian Gallery for promoting art along with Anjali Kaur Arora who is well known for her talk show ‘The Anjali Arora Talk Show’

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