LAHORE (PR) - Noted Pakistani artist Jimmy Engineer has organised five international exhibitions of his selected creative work quite successfully and impressively in four different countries in eight months.
These art shows of Karachi-based artist were organised in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Canada in collaboration with the Pakistani missions and local organisations to promote goodwill, better understanding and cultural harmony between the peoples of Pakistan and these countries.
Jimmy Engineer had participated in group show of Pakistani artists in the National Gallery in Jakarta, Indonesia in February and this had coincided with his solo art show at Art Font Gallery of Singapore Management University also towards end of February. Much bigger display of prints of his selected art work including Pakistan Movement series of paintings and architectural compositions was again held at the Singapore Art House in June, at prestigeous Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand in June-July and recently at Promenade Gallery in Missisauga, Canada from August 12 to September 30 as part of the South Asian Heritage Festival of Mississauga organized by the Canadian Community Arts Initiative. Except Indonesia, all his art shows in other countries were solo and he had displayed his art work for the first time in Indonesia and Thailand.
Giving a resume of his international art shows so far held, Jimmy Engineer told his journalist friends during stopover here while going to Islamabad from Karachi after his return home from long stay in Canada that all these exhibitions were quite successful and the objectives were fully achieved. He reiterated he was proud of serving his motherland, Pakistan, through his art by holding more and more international exhibitions of his creative art work in different countries around the world as he regarded himself as the servant of Pakistan. He said during inter-actions with the visitors to these exhibitions had told him they were not only appreciative of his work but also have become aware about soft image of Pakistan.