YORK - An exhibition of eminent Pakistani metal sculptor Amin Gulgees works in copper opened at the Pakistan Consulate General in New York on Friday, the countrys Independence Day, in the presence of a large number of art lovers.
There were several artistically carved works that spoke of Gulgees inspiration - the rich and spiritual history of Pakistan. His sculptures ranged from the purely abstract to works that draw inspiration from Buddhist civilisations and Islamic calligraphy.
Gulgees exquisite works use traditional forms, drawn from Islamic art, to create thoroughly modern sculptural works in metal. Son of Ismail Gulgee, Amin has described his work as an attempt to understand myself.
Among those present at the opening were Pakistans UN Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon, diplomats, senior UN officials, members of Pakistani community here as well as art critics.
Launching the exhibition, Pakistans Consul General Mohsin Razi, who organised the event, praised Gulgees works, saying he is a front- line artist whose work has been exhibited in various art galleries of Europe and the United States. Amin Guljee gave a brief introduction of his works.