It’s an established fact that Emiratis from all walks of life are constantly inspired by the values, principles and moral values of the late Founding Father Sheikh Zayed. However, it is not only Emiratis who draw inspiration from his phenomenal life and journey. Sheikh Zayed’s values transcend borders and nationalities and continue to motivate talented individuals from other countries as well.
This was even more apparent as a Mexican artist who has made the UAE his home for the last decade has paid rich tributes to the late leader through a series of paintings being showcased as an ‘Impressions’ exhibition. The 26 paintings depict the legacy and heritage of the UAE from the past and present. Toledo said that he drew motivation from the stirring vision of Sheikh Zayed that portrayed his desire to achieve milestones for the UAE. He also said that that it is indeed a matter of pride on how the country has evolved since the days of the Founding Father and it is this very growth that is embodied in his paintings.
The Mexican artist had his exhibition officially inaugurated by the Mexican ambassador to the UAE, Francisca Elizabeth Mendez Escobar, and is being held at the Fairmont Hotel until October 6. The exhibition also is an integral element in a range of Mexican cultural programmes and comes closely on the heels of Jorge Marin’s ‘Wings of Mexico which was displayed at Manarat Al Saadiyat on Sunday.