Jimmy Engineer creative art work continues to be displayed in Amman

Zahid Riffat

Creative art work of Pakistan’s internationally
renowned Pakistani artist Jimmy Engineer appro
priately titled “Lines That Talk “ is continuing at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts under the patronage of HRH Princess Wejdan El Hashmi in Amman. The solo art show displaying 77 original pensil drawings and prints of selected 24 prints is being visited by good number of artists, art lovers and people from all walks of life daily.
Pakistan Embassy in Jordan hosted a reception for Jimmy Engineer’s solo exhibition recently. Former Prime Minister of Jordan Abdullah Ensour inaugurated the event as the chief guest. Charge d’affaires Ms Saadia Viqarunnissa represented Pakistan at the colourful event which was also participated by former parliamentarian Ms Reem Badran, former Jordan Senators, parliamentarians, prominent writers, journalists, academicians. Artists, members of diplomatic community as well as Pakistani community members were also present in large numbers, according to a message received here from Amman.
The simplicity of the material used in creation of the art work amply depicts the spirit which he has embraced throughout his life. Solo art exhibition of Jimmy Engineer which got underway after its inauguration by HRH Princess Sarvath El Hassan on October 29 was originally scheduled to continue till November 26 but has since been extended till December 7.
The drawings, which Jimmy Engineer has created during his stay in Amman especially for the solo exhibition portray daily scenes of life of the poorest of communities in Pakistani villages conveying a strong emotional message of simplicity—two brothers playing, a mother caring for her child, a group of labourers resting on a mat are some of the scenes which Jimmy has depicted through his drawings which are on display.
Talking to the guests on this occasion, Jimmy Engineer reiterated “My country is my top priority and I want to give back because I am thankful. I help people for the sake of my soul and I want to encourage people to give without a motive, do it and forget, do not make your givings something to be talked about”. Jimmy Engineer perhaps is the first Pakistani artist whose creative art work is being displayed at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman these days.

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