Raja Yoga drives my paintings: Spanish artist Eva Pacheco

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Raja Yoga meditation has been a major influence for Spanish artist Eva María Pacheco, whose upcoming exhibition “Being Light” is sure to present a vision of spirituality that would resonate through the inner space of the spectators.

“My art and creativity are related to spirituality. Raja Yoga meditation brought me to this country. I am a yogi and for the last 15 years, I have been practicing yoga in India and (my hometown) Barcelona,” Pacheco told IANS.

“Being Light” on which she has been working for almost a year, will run at the Creativity Art Gallery, Hauz Khas Village, from May 22 till June 10.

The paintings are “created in the light and by being the light,” the artist explained of the title, adding: “We can understand light as energy and vibrations; colours as expressions through the paintbrush and the space on the white canvas – everything is a reflection of the light (energy),” she added.

The paintings reflect the spiritual knowledge that she has experienced in her yogic life.

“The biggest gift I can give to life is to surrender and allow life to show its self to me. I am expressing this idea through paintings that are the mirrors of the inner soul and its development,” said the artist who has a doctorate in the fine arts.

“In my method of creation, the heart directs the composition, letting intuition and feelings to direct my hands. It is not the mind that leads,” Pacheco explained.

“Using this method is extraordinarily delicate and subtle (in) that if I am not self-centered, aware and focussed, the process and images will not come (out) natural.”

“When everything is in equilibrium,” the canvas does not come in the way of “the sensibility of the composition, colours, materials and forms”, she added.

Her paintings are evidence of how her practice of meditation helps her bridge the gap between art and spirituality.


Venue: Creativity Art Gallery 6, GF-Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

Dates: May 22 to June 10

Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.



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