Amin Gulgee GalleryArt Galleries
Sculptor Amin Gulgee is an innovator of tradition. His medium is metal, his inspiration the varied and rich spiritual history of his native Pakistan. In the more than ten years that the artist has been exhibiting, his work has followed many different directions, from the purely abstract to work that is inspired from Hindu mythology, Buddhist civilization and Islamic calligraphy. Although diverse, these directions influence and nourish one another for they all attempt to depict the spirituality of man. Well-established in Pakistan, the artist has also exhibited extensively in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. The artist's forty-odd shows include Open: Prima Esposizione di Sculture e Installazioni in Venice, where he showed alongside Cesar and ten other international sculptors, and a solo show at the IMF Gallery in Washington. Chief art critic of the Washington Times, Joanna Shaw-Eagle, wrote on January 1, 2000 in her review of his one-man show at the IMF: "Mr. Gulgee is an artist to watch both for the originality of his ideas and the sensuous, handsome quality of his work."