After quitting music, getting married and giving birth, Safura is well and truly ready for the next phase of her life and career. In fact, Azerbaijan’s Eurovision 2010 singer recently opened her first solo art gallery in Istanbul. Yes, she’s back in the world of art, but using her eyes and hands rather than her voice. 

safura5

Safura, who was heavily tipped to win Eurovision with her song “Drip Drop”, has named the gallery “S”. It’s located in the trendy Besiktas area of Istanbul.

After tying the knot with Ferhad Aliyev (the son of Azerbaijan’s Minister of Industry and Energy), Safura announced that she was ending her music career. The opening of the gallery completes the transition, as she explained to 1news.az.

If it’s not music, then what? I always hesitate to answer: “Of course, painting!” I’ve been drawing since my childhood. One day I asked my husband, “What am I to do with so many pictures?” And he asked me to open a gallery — it was the idea of my beloved husband, to whom I am grateful for this support, and I say to him: “Thank you!”

You can visit Safura’s art gallery on weekdays and on Saturday between 11.00 and 20.00. Sunday is by appointment only.

Photo: S-art-gallery.com

Follow all of our Azerbaijan news here

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
eurovision-berlin
Guest
eurovision-berlin

She seems to be very creative. I have already copied the picture with the umbrellas.

danny
Guest
danny

love the brotherhood between Azerbaijan and Turkey

MTD
Guest
MTD

@Joaquin – and that better be from some oil rich country. 😛

davve
Guest
davve

she is a better artist than singer… good choice.. good to find a true calling 🙂

Joaquin
Guest
Joaquin

I’d love to open my own gallery too! Just need to find a rich husband so I can stop working

MirkoJoshua
Guest
MirkoJoshua

I like her paintings, especially the one with the people with umbrellas :33 Hope I’m able to see her gallery someday