Portraits of Cultural Harmony

Pakistani artist Jimmy Engineer believes that his paintings serve as a cultural bridge. Viewers can now judge that for themselves as dozens of his paintings depicting Pakistan’s art, culture and politic are on display in an exhibition that opens tonight at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

The touring exhibition “Culture Harmony between the People of Pakistan and Thailand” is being brought to Bangkok by the Embassy of Pakistan and aims to promote the long-term relationship between the two countries.

Born in a Parsi family 58 years ago in Loralai, Baluchistan, a remote town of Pakistan, Engineer grew up in Lahore. After completing his studies at St Anthony’s High School, he spent a brief interlude at Forman Christian College before finally enrolling at the National College of Arts, the oldest art institute in Lahore. He quit after three years and decided to go his own way.

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