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Aamir Khatri

Karachi, Pakistan 0 Followers

About Artist

Aamir Khatri is an artist, poet and textile designer. He is perhaps one of the most prolific Pakistani painters, considering his extensive use of the social media, especially, Facebook. Aamir Khatri, born 1968, did his first drawing, using the card cover of a notebook as the canvas when he was only three years old. He is a keen observer of human feelings and behaviour and uses this talent profusely in his art. He works for export industry as a senior textile designer for prints and woven jacquard fabrics. Aamir liked to do watercolor. He experimented with portraiture, landscaping, abstract and impressionism but wildlife has been his favourite subject. He is proud of his association with Eqbal Mehdi, a remarkable illustrator and artist renowned for his line etchings and paintings.


His passion for painting started in childhood. It found maturity of expression and technique early in adulthood when a woman close to him suffered immense injustice and pain. His experiences revealed to him what thousands of women go through in our society in the name of marriage, starting a new but restricted life, where dignity of being a person is shattered like a dream at the hands of false values and traditions. The pain and anguish where not only the women’s lives but all those around her then found expression in his paintings. The paintings scream for justice, equality, dignity and a full life for women. Aamir Khatri practiced his painting techniques under guidance of the master portrait painter of Pakistan, Iqbal Mehdi. It is surprising that his depictions do not show a strong stamp of Iqbal Mehdi and yet retain an individual stylistic representation. For this Aamir Khatri should be given merit. Almost all other pupils of this great master have his stamp on their paintings, so much so that many may not be able to distinguish between the master and the pupil. Aamir does not take artificial muse for his paintings. His portraiture is of real women and this is the reason why these are so effective in carrying out their depiction.


He wants to see this world a happy place where there is no hate, no jealousy, no envy, no wars, no weapons, no theft or robbery, no kidnappings, no bribes, no evil and no wrong feelings.



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  • BIODATA

  • About Artist

    Aamir Khatri is an artist, poet and textile designer. He is perhaps one of the most prolific Pakistani painters, considering his extensive use of the social media, especially, Facebook. Aamir Khatri, born 1968, did his first drawing, using the card cover of a notebook as the canvas when he was only three years old. He is a keen observer of human feelings and behaviour and uses this talent profusely in his art. He works for export industry as a senior textile designer for prints and woven jacquard fabrics. Aamir liked to do watercolor. He experimented with portraiture, landscaping, abstract and impressionism but wildlife has been his favourite subject. He is proud of his association with Eqbal Mehdi, a remarkable illustrator and artist renowned for his line etchings and paintings.


    His passion for painting started in childhood. It found maturity of expression and technique early in adulthood when a woman close to him suffered immense injustice and pain. His experiences revealed to him what thousands of women go through in our society in the name of marriage, starting a new but restricted life, where dignity of being a person is shattered like a dream at the hands of false values and traditions. The pain and anguish where not only the women’s lives but all those around her then found expression in his paintings. The paintings scream for justice, equality, dignity and a full life for women. Aamir Khatri practiced his painting techniques under guidance of the master portrait painter of Pakistan, Iqbal Mehdi. It is surprising that his depictions do not show a strong stamp of Iqbal Mehdi and yet retain an individual stylistic representation. For this Aamir Khatri should be given merit. Almost all other pupils of this great master have his stamp on their paintings, so much so that many may not be able to distinguish between the master and the pupil. Aamir does not take artificial muse for his paintings. His portraiture is of real women and this is the reason why these are so effective in carrying out their depiction.


    He wants to see this world a happy place where there is no hate, no jealousy, no envy, no wars, no weapons, no theft or robbery, no kidnappings, no bribes, no evil and no wrong feelings.



  • Exhibitions

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2015 Akbar Liaquat Ali Khan’s House, Karachi.
    2012 Pakistan High Commision, London.
    1997 Sadequain Art Gallery, Karachi,

    PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL ART EVENTS
    2015 Start Art by Antero Art Group, State Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India.
    2015 “Art for all”, Artzest Dubai. The gallery of light, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates.
    2015 "Shraddhanjali India International, Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre, India
    2015 Feria Internacional Arte de Granada, Spain,
    2014 Feria Internacional Arte de Granada, Spain,
    2013 Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery, Miami, Florida,
    2013 Ex Alt Fair, Milan, Italy,
    2012 Parallax Art Fair, London, UK.

    AUCTIONS
    2015 Auction for cancer patients in U.S.A. Organized by NTFA.
    2014 Charity for LADY Dufferin Hospital, Karachi.
    2010 Silent Auction by Koel Art Gallery, Karachi.

    LOCAL GROUP SHOWS
    2015 Grandeur Art Gallery, Karachi.
    2014 Grandeur Art Gallery, Karachi.
    2012 Grandeur Art Gallery, Karachi.
    2011 “United in the Age of dialogue”, National Art Gallery, Islamabad.
    2009 Majmua Art Gallery, Karachi.
    2001 Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad.
    2000 Funkaar Art Gallery, Karachi.
    1999 Majmua Art Gallery, Karachi.
    1996 Majmua Art Gallery, Karachi.
    1995 Art Collectors Gallery, Karachi.
    1994 Art Collectors Gallery, Karachi.
    1994 P.N.C.A. National Art Gallery, Islamabad.
    1994 Sadequain Art Gallery, Karachi.
    1992 Sadequain Art Gallery, Karachi.
    1986 Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi.


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