Zulfi is a Design graduate from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 1989. He is a realistic painter of landscapes and is known for his use of light in Punjab countryside scenery paintings. He was born in 1963 and had his early education at Dera Ghazi Khan and then left the town at a very early age. Zulfi paints scenes from the Punjab, especially Dera Ghazi Khan who is still alive in the deep-down recesses of his unconscious. He has several solo and group shows to his credit and his paintings are in major collections home and abroad. He has also participated in several group exhibitions in Pakistan and abroad. He painter of the landscape genre with two decades of painting to his credit. In Zulfi’s paintings, it appears we are all observers. Often standing on the threshold of light. Almost grisaille in his approach to the media, he is a master of chiaroscuro, mornings are cloaked
with mist, the tall trees dramatic, leafless silhouettes.
The artist is the recipient of the President’s Pride of Performance Award 2010. His work features prominently in the following permanent collections: Governor House, Punjab Assembly, Administrative Staff College, National Institute of Public Administration, American Consulate, Lahore; Governor House, NathiaGali; National Art Gallery, Islamabad; President House, Turkey