Amin Gulgee’s artworks draw crowds in Malaysia

Islamabad: Pakistan High Commissioner in Malaysia, Mr. Masood Khalid has hailed the artistic prowess of eminent Pakistani painter and sculptor Amin Gulgee whose artworks went on display at the famous Wei-Ling Contemporary at The Gardens Mall in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, says a press release received here today from Malaysia.

Opening the month-long exhibition which is Gulgee’s fourth in Malaysia, the High Commissioner paid rich tributes to Amin Gulgee who, he said, was not just an artist but a master who had inherited rich artistic skills and talent from his great artist father Gulgee. He said Amin Gulgee’s works imbibed in them a rich mix of Pakistan’s culture and tradition that was 5000 years old.

Mr. Masood Khalid also eulogized Gulgee’s artwork for its aesthetic patronage of Sufism and being a unique manifestation of the spiritual side of Islam. “His works mirror his individual struggle to perceive himself and to substantiate his essence through an immediate and pure union of the soul with the Divine,” he said.

It may be mentioned that Gulgee is quite popular in Malaysia where his fourth exhibition titled “Cosmic Mambo” is being hosted this year at the Wei-Ling Contemporary, which promises to be a landmark event in the art calendar of Kuala Lumpur. Besides numerous exhibitions all over the world, Amin Gulgee has also made several public artworks in Pakistan including sculptures called “The Message” for the Presidency in Islamabad and “Minar” at the Quaid-e-Azam International Airport in Karachi. He has also been decorated with the President’s Pride of Performance – the highest award conferred on a civilian by the Government of Pakistan.

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